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 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. Tip 2: 3-5 drops of clove oil mixed with a clove of crushed garlic and ½ 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 infant's forehead and soles of the feet. Published on Sep 05, 2019Last Updated on Sep 05, 2019 << Home Remedies for Cold Home Remedies for Constipation >> Most Popular on Medindia A-Z Drug Brands in India Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Blood Pressure Calculator Recommended Reading Home Remedies for Sore Throat Do you have a sore throat? Natural home remedies offer you simple herbal methods to treat your sore throat. Try these home remedies before you rush to see a doctor for your throat. READ MORE Whooping Cough Whooping cough is a respiratory tract infection caused by a bacterium called Bordetella pertussis. DPT vaccine helps to prevent the infection. READ MORE Comments @bonix, Philippines Add some simple Philippine herbs,that seen here. thank you!