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Home Remedies For Cough for Patient Education


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. Home Remedies for Cough Tip 1: Take 3 peppercorns with a pinch of black cumin seeds (shah jeera) and a pinch of salt. 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.

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