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Home Remedies for 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 

  • • Flu 

  • • Smoking 


Cold

Other serious causes may include:

  • • Asthma 

  • • Bronchitis 

  • • Whooping cough 

  • • Tuberculosis

  • • Pneumonia

  • • Clot in the lung

  • • Cancer of the lung

    Lungs

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.

Clove

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.
  

Saffron



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Add some simple Philippine herbs,that seen here. thank you!

bonix  Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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