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
Clot in the lung
Cancer of the lung
Home Remedies for CoughTip 1:
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 day.
For InfantsTip 1:
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 forehead and soles of the feet.