Home Remedies for Cough

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Home Remedies for Cough

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 medical attention.

Common Causes of Cough

  • Viral infection

  • Common cold

  • Cold
  • Flu

  • Smoking

Other serious causes may include:
  • Asthma

  • Bronchitis

  • Whooping cough

  • Tuberculosis

  • Pneumonia

  • Clot in the lung

  • Cancer of the lung


Home Remedies for Cough

Tip 1:

Take 3 peppercorns with a pinch of black cumin seeds (shah jeera) and a pinch of salt.

Black Pepper

Tip 2:

3-5 drops of clove oil mixed with a clove of crushed garlic and tsp honey helps soothe the throat.


Tip 3:

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.

Tip 4:

50 gm of sugar candy (mishri) with 50 gm pepper powder. Mix with pure ghee to make small pellets. Take 3-4 times a day.

For Infants

Tip 1:

1 tsp of holy basil leaves mixed with honey.

Tip 2:

Some saffron strands made into a paste with one betel leaf is to be applied on the infants forehead and soles of the feet.



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