The cough consists of a sudden spasmodic contraction that causes a violent release of air from the lungs, which produces a characteristic sound.
There are 3 types of cough according to the symptoms: dry cough, productive cough (produces expectoration) and emetic cough (produces vomiting).
In general, cough is a protective reaction of the body triggered to release the airways of foreign bodies that have penetrated, pathogens and / or phlegm. They can also be caused by irritations, allergies or as a side effect of some medications.
It can be accompanied by colds, flu and / or lung diseases.
Apart from the many medicines that we can take with and without prescription, there is a series of natural remedies that can help us fight with greater productivity.
10 home remedies to end cough naturally
1.- Garlic, water and sugar
Boil together 2 cloves garlic, chopped (or alternatively, half an onion), 1/8 Liter of water and 3 tablespoons of sugar. Once it’s ready, we’ll let it cool and we’ll take several tablespoons a day.
2.- Water and salt
Gargle with a mixture of water and salt repeatedly.
3.- Onion, water and chicken
Prepare a hot soup with chicken and onion. We can add more ingredients to improve the flavor but not too many.
4.- Seeds of anise and water
Prepare an infusion by pouring, over boiling water, 20 grams of crushed aniseed seeds. Cover and let stand for a quarter of an hour. After reheating the mixture, take a cup of the infusion three times a day.
5.- Thyme essential oil
Place a few drops of thyme oil on a pillow before sleeping.
6.- Branch of thyme, water, wholemeal bread, salt and olive oil
To prepare the thyme soup, we boiled a branch of thyme for three minutes. Then add to the broth whole toasted bread, little salt and olive oil (if it is extra virgin better).
7.- Onion and rag
Roast one or two onions and apply poultices on the breast with that same roasted onion, once every two hours.
8.- Grated ginger (we can grate it), cinnamon powder, cloves and water
Pour a tablespoon of cinnamon, another ginger and 3 cloves in a cup of boiling water.
We remove the mixture and strain it. Before drinking, add a little lemon and honey that will provide vitamins to the infusion of vitamins.
9.- Tea tree oil, a towel and water
Fill a pot with water and put it to heat. When the water is hot, add 10 drops of tea tree oil. We cover our head with a towel so as not to burn ourselves with steam, close our eyes and inhale the steam deeply for a few minutes
10.- Dry leaves of a peach tree and water
Add a spoonful of dried peach leaves to a cup with boiling water. Then cover the infusion and let it cool. We will take this infusion 3 times a day decreasing the amount as we notice improvements.