What is Cough?
A cough is a reaction to clear the airways of mucus, phlegm, dust, smoke
or a foreign body
. Whenever there is an obstruction or inflammation in the throat or in the upper
airways, the brain thinks it to be a foreign object and tries to relieve
it by coughing
. Continuous coughing for more than two weeks needs
Common Causes of Cough
Other serious causes may include:
Clot in the lung
Cancer of the lung
Home Remedies for Cough
Take 3 peppercorns
with a pinch of black cumin seeds (shah jeera) and a
pinch of salt.
3-5 drops of clove oil mixed with a clove of crushed garlic
and ½ tsp honey helps
soothe the throat.
In a cup of boiling water add 1 tsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp carom seeds (ajwain).
Boil till half. Add 1 tsp of honey and have 2 times a day.
50 gm of sugar candy (mishri) with 50 gm pepper powder. Mix with pure ghee to
make small pellets
. Take 3-4 times a
1 tsp of holy basil leaves mixed with honey.
Some saffron strands
made into a paste with one betel leaf is to be applied on the infants
and soles of the feet.