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How to cure the cough naturally

Best remedies to heal cough

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How to cure the cough naturally

In order to know how to cure the cough , we have to understand what is the cough in depth, A cough can be a good thing, or it may be a symptom of a number of possible problems.

As mucus (phlegm or sputum) or other substances accumulate in the airways, this reflexive action
tries to facilitate unobstructed breathing. To cure cough we must treat the cause. Try natural cough remedies for kids and adults for fast relief.

What are cough’s types ?

There are 3 different types of Coughs to  distinguish between

Acute coughs

Most often begin quickly and are caused by a cold, flu or sinus infection and usually go away after three weeks.

Subacute coughs

Last three to eight weeks and remain after the initial cold or respiratory infection is over.

Chronic coughs

Last more than eight weeks and can be caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), postnasal drip from sinus infections or allergies, or chronic lung conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, and interstitial lung diseases.

SYMPTOMS

  • Dry or wet cough
  • Chest or throat irritation
  • Dry scratchy throat
  • Phlegm and mucus in lungs

CAUSES

Coughing is a common reaction of the respiratory system trying to expel harmful microbes, dust or irritants. It can be a symptom of an underlying illness, such as:

  • Phlegm and mucus in lungs
  • Sinusitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis
  • Common cold or flu
  • Lung cancer

In order to overcome any type of cough, you must treat the root cause with diet and lifestyle.

How to cure the cough at home?

FOODS TO EAT

Water

Helps thin mucus. Drink 8 to 16 ounces every two hours with fresh squeezed lemon juice.

Chicken broth

Real bone broth contains amino acids and minerals that help
thin mucus and soothe the body.

Garlic

Naturally boosts the immune system and contains allicin to kill off bad microbes. Onion has similar properties and is also beneficial.

Ginger

This root herb is anti-inflammatory and can also be coupled with turmeric and bromelian for greater benefits.

Fermented foods

Good bacteria from foods, such as miso, kimchi, kefir or sauerkraut, can help prevent the colonization of harmful bacteria.

FOODS TO AVOID

Sugar

Decreases white blood cells that help fight off infection, especially
processed sugar.

Fruit juices

Although orange juice contains some vitamin C, which helps the immune system, it is not as high in vitamin C as whole fruits or vegetables. If you want to drink juice, dilute it to help reduce the sugar content.

Conventional dairy products

Cow milk that has been pasteurized is mucusproducing. Avoid milk, cheese, sour cream and other non-fermented dairy  products.

Chocolate

Can also increase mucus production. Processed foods: Contain harmful additives and GMOs that cause an inflammatory reaction and mucus production by the body.

What do you think?

Written by Christine Alfonso

Christine is a magazine feature writer, and author. After spending a decade and a half covering Fashion and music industries, Alfonso split her time between writing about technology, adventure and covering health topics for a variety of outlets.

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