Don’t you just hate those nagging coughs which tend to go on and on forever? We sure do. Cough is a bodily reflex that helps your body expel phlegm and harmful substances from the lungs. However, it can also be a symptom of a weakened heart, allergies, excessive smoking and lung cancer. Cough is merely a symptom, but it should be addressed before developing into a more serious problem.
Remedies for dry cough
The best remedy for dry coughs is white marshmallow. This amazing plant can soothe the irritation in your lungs and can be consumed in the form of tea or syrup. White marshmallow is very effective against coughs that develop from a cold.
Iceland moss contains a mucus which can coat your lungs and throat and reduce the irritation. The same plant can help you in cases of throat bacteria and inflammation.
Chamomile can reduce the irritation in your airways and has a mild antibacterial effect.
Remedies for expectoration
Plantain is a traditional cough remedy that can reduce the bronchial secretion and soothe the symptoms of the cough. Plantain leaves have a powerful antimicrobial effect that will stop the development of infections and help you expel the mucus from your lungs. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect on your throat.
Ivy is a great expectorant which can widen your airways and is often used against chronic airway inflammation followed by a cough. The plant has mucolytic, spasmolytic and expectorant properties which can treat the symptoms of your cough effectively.
The next time you’re suffering from a cough, try any of these natural remedies and we promise you’ll be amazed by the results!