In many cases, the treatment of cough folk remedies is the best choice. These agents do not suppress the cough center, and do not interfere with the normal process of removing sputum, unlike various modern antitussives; In addition, a folk remedy for coughs rarely cause side effects.
Onions contain nutrients that help get rid of a cough and fight viruses, which are often all are infectious agents that cause cough. To make cough medicine, you will need one large or two medium-sized onions, grated on a fine grater, 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice and two tablespoons of honey. Put all ingredients in a bowl, and thirty minutes to one hour hold it in a water bath. Then cover the cup lid, and let stand for half an hour drug. Strain it, and ready to take cough syrup
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one tablespoon once every one or two hours.
Ginger is known for its antiviral properties. It helps when you cough, sore throat and runny nose. Place a few slices in a cup of ginger root or a pinch of dried ginger, cloves and cinnamon to taste, cover with boiling water and let stand for ten minutes. Drink one cup of ginger tea three to four times a day until the cough does not take place. You can also simply to chew pieces of ginger reproaching or take the juice of ginger for two or three teaspoons a day.
On the antibacterial and antiviral properties of garlic have been known to people since ancient times, although, of course, there was no information as its chemical composition, which are at our disposal today. Garlic can be used to treat cough in several ways. Firstly, it can simply has - two or four claw per day. You can also prepare a decoction of healing with garlic; To do this you need two or three claw garlic, two cloves and half a teaspoon of oregano. Put the ingredients in a small saucepan, pour a cup of water and bring to a boil. Cook the broth for 15-20 minutes on low heat, then remove the pan from the heat. Strain the broth and drink by adding a teaspoon of honey.
Turmeric is particularly useful in dry cough. Mix one teaspoon turmeric
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and a teaspoon of ajwain seeds (optional) with a glass of water. Bring the water to a boil and continue to boil until its volume is reduced by half. Add the broth is ready spoonful of honey, mix thoroughly. Take a tablespoon of this means three to four times a day.
Mix a few tablespoons of honey and a teaspoon of ground cloves, and put the mixture in the refrigerator for two to three hours. Take one teaspoon of honey with cloves to four times a day. This medication is well softens the throat and reduces inflammation.
Mix one part of mustard powder to two parts of flour and water to obtain a homogeneous paste is not too liquid. Apply this paste evenly on a small dish towel, fold it in half, and put it on his chest. Keep this homemade mustard plaster on the skin for at least twenty minutes.
Rub a radish on a fine grater and mix it with a few tablespoons of honey. Cover with this mixture cup lid, and leave it in a dark cool place at least five hours. Then, take a teaspoon of honey and radish at least three times a day.
Gargling with salt water
It's not the most pleasant, but very effective procedure that helps to speed up the removal of phlegm. Mix 0.5 liters of warm water with one tablespoon of salt. When the salt is completely dissolved, rinse with a solution of the throat for a few minutes. Repeat the process three or four times per day. Similarly, one can use a solution of salt and soda, and lemon juice with water (two or three tablespoons of juice in 0.5 liters of water).
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with a teaspoon of honey. Take this medication two to four times per day. For even greater effect can be added to this tool quarter tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Prepare the broth, bay of one tablespoon dried sage
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a cup of boiling water. Drink one to three cups of broth sage until the cough will not pass. Sage is an excellent expectorant and has a strong anti-inflammatory effect.
Thyme and mint
These plants help to purify the respiratory tract of phlegm, has antispasmodic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effect. Pour into a cup of one teaspoon of thyme and mint and pour boiling water over the grass. Cover the bowl lid and let it brew broth 20-30 minutes. Ready broth with honey is recommended to drink two or three times a day. You can also prepare a cough syrup by mixing about one and a half cups of broth thyme and mint and a half cup of honey. If honey is poorly soluble, heat syrup over low heat, stirring constantly. Take one tablespoon of this medication up to five times a day until the cough does not take place. The syrup can be stored in a refrigerator in a tightly closed glass containers, to three months.
Mix the honey and mustard powder in a ratio of 2: 1, and take a teaspoon of the drug several times a day.
The lingering cough may lead to quite severe pain in the chest. Cayenne pepper is effective against these pains. In addition, it accelerates recovery from various respiratory infections due to its antimicrobial properties. To prepare a tasty and sharp cough syrup and mix until smooth quarter teaspoon of cayenne pepper, one tablespoon of honey, two tablespoons of water, one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a quarter teaspoon of ground ginger. Take a tablespoon of the syrup at least twice a day.
This representative of the citrus family is one of the best remedies for coughs and colds, and use it for medicinal purposes in various ways. For example, you can just chew on lemon slices (you can pre-sprinkled them with sugar), drink warm water with lemon juice (two Solovykh tablespoons of juice on a cup of water), or add lemon herb tea. It is an effective remedy for coughs get if you mix two tablespoons of lemon juice with one tablespoon of honey and a pinch of cayenne, red or black pepper. This medicine has antiseptic properties and helps with inflammation of the mucous membranes in the throat.
Carrots contain a lot of vitamins and other nutrients that can help you get rid of cough. Drink 0.5-1 glass of carrot juice four times a day. If desired, it can be mixed with a small amount of honey and / or lemon juice.
Marshmallow is an effective expectorant and anti-inflammatory agent. Pour a tablespoon of crushed root Althea cup of boiling water and let it brew broth for at least six hours. Then strain it, add a spoonful of honey and drink. A decoction of marshmallow can drink one glass, two or three times a day.
Milk and honey
One of the best known and loved (especially children) folk remedies for cough. Drink two to three cups of hot milk with honey daily until stop coughing. Further honey can be added to milk pinch ground ginger and / or pepper.