Although hospitals and clinics are known as the best arenas for recuperation from pain and discomfort, the home still acts as the primary venue for healthy condition. Looking for natural ingredients and doing some healthy practices can aid you in winning the battle against irritating respiratory problems.
Yes, you can drink cough syrups at home, but, you can still rely on the power of herbs and natural ingredients to deal with cough and colds. Look for the following and make sure you have stored enough before the cold months:
Mullein – dried leaves can be boiled to concoct tea. This act as expectorant. It could also loosen mucus congestion.
Raw honey – soothes the irritation and can be used as sweetener for other anti-cough mixtures
Lemon – This ingredients sooth sore throats
Garlic – aside from being a primary ingredient in cooking many recipes, garlic is an immune strengthener. It is antiviral and anti-bacterial. Its healing properties can be best maximized when turned into a nice tea through boiling. It can be mixed with a pinch of cayenne pepper and lemon juice
Red onion – This contains a variety of nutrients and minerals that improve body health condition. Have this concocted with raw honey.
Drink lots of fluid – moisture can soothe the dry throat and can loosen bodily extracts that allow the smooth flow of nutrients.
Lozenges – These are not only soothing but also relieving in terms of congestion. Lozenges have the ability to deal with cough reflexes by number the throat.
Steamy Baths – Aside from being a relaxing habit, hot and steamy showers can loosen the secretions in the nose. It could ease coughs that are caused by colds, asthma and allergies.
Humidifiers – These help allow moisture in dry homes. Putting moisture in the air can help relieve dry cough. Be careful not to overdo the practice and overuse the humidifiers. You also need to keep them clean to prevent fungus and bacteria from thriving.
Avoid perfumes and scented products – Some people find these irritating and could trigger chronic cough due to sinus irritation.
Stop Smoking – The widely-known smokers’ cough is caused by smoke as another irritant. Stop smoking and you will not only save your life from harmful chemicals but you also prevent others from acquiring chronic coughs and throat irritation.