Traditional Remedies for Cough and Bronchitis
First of all, it is necessary to understand the essence of a cough to understand which remedies and recipes are the most effective. Cough is protective reflex which “cleans” the respiratory tract. It is the protective reaction of a human body which helps to remove dust, bronchial secretions and external small objects from the respiratory tract.
A cough can be provoked for a number of reasons. It can be caused by an allergic reaction to a certain component: pollen, odor, dust, etc. It is necessary to avoid possible allergens, so that allergic cough will not develop into bronchial asthma. Cough can be caused by a respiratory infection. Such diseases as tuberculosis, lung cancer and bacterial pneumonia may cause cough in the most serious cases. Therefore, it is necessary to visit a doctor and determine the cause of cough, before choosing the most optimal recipes for a cough.
You may terminate communication with doctor after determining of diagnosis (of course if it is not a serious diseases) and use wisdom of our ancestors in treating the cough.
Natural Resources are Traditional Remedies for a Cough
Nature has presented to humanity a giant and rich world of flora, which can be used for many benefits.
The juice of a black radish is a very effective traditional remedy for a cough. Make a small deepening in a radish with the help of a knife and put a teaspoon of honey on the bottom and leave the radish in a warm place. Deepening will be filled by juice. You have to drink it. It is necessary to repeat such procedure 4 times a day. If you can not drink juice because of bitter taste, it is possible to dilute it with the help of warm tea. Honey can be substituted with sugar at intolerance of honey.
Infusions from herbs are also very popular as a traditional treatment. It is necessary to choose a certain group of herbs, depending on severity of a disease and a type of cough.
Bronchitis can be treated with the help of herbal teas from origanum, thyme and volatile oils, which has expectorating, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects. It is possible to use such traditional remedies of throat treatment of angina.
The folk remedies may also help a dry cough. Decoction from coltsfoot was used as an effective remedy for dry cough in ancient times. Coltsfoot covers mucous membranes of oral cavity, protecting them from irritations. It also has spasmolytic and even antimicrobial effect.
Syrup from liquorice root also can be prepared for a dry cough (or bought in a pharmacy). Liquorice root contains such substances which help excrete sputum from respiratory tract. It also stimulates secretion of respiratory tract mucosa and possess anti-inflammatory effects.
Of course, don’t forget about such ancient traditional remedy from cough as milk. Patients have to drink a glass of hot milk with raisins which are wetted in warm water (three times per day). They drink 200 ml. of hot milk before going to bed. Milk must be boiled with dill or fennel seeds. It is also possible to mix milk with fennel tea.
Recipes for Cough
It is necessary to boil ten dates in half liter of water for half an hour, if you have dry cough or even hoarseness. Drink the mixture hot.
The chocolate therapeutic oil is excellent recipe for cough of fastidious children who refuse to take bitter or unappetizing mixtures, infusions and decoctions . Mix 100 g. of chocolate, butter (the same amount), pork fat 3-4 tablespoons and 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder. Melt fat and butter on small fire and add cocoa with small parts of chocolate. Mixture must be cooled down. You may smear bread with such butter and give it to a child 3-4 times per day. It would be good if he drinks it with warm milk or with a soda.
Lemon juice with honey: put small lemon in boiling water for 10 minutes, cool down, cut on two parts and squeeze out juice. Add 2 tablespoons glycerol for internal intake and honey into lemon juice and mix everything. Intake 2 tablespoons of such mixture before eating three times per day and the fourth one before going to bed, if cough is frequent and strong. If a cough is dry, it is necessary use 1 tablespoon of mixture before and after eating and before going to bed. Such a recipe from a cough will be suitable even for one year old children: 1 tablespoon for 3 times per day before food and going to bed. It is tasty, safe and effective.
Such recipe of traditional treatment will be suitable for babies: mix salt, teaspoon of honey, 2 tablespoons of anise seeds, pour water in mixture (1 glass), boil and filter it. Give to a baby one teaspoon for each two hours. Reduce dose at weakening of cough. Avoid giving to children who suffer from diathesis.
Saucepan must be covered well by cap at cooking of herbal tea and decoctions. It is not necessary to boil decoction for a long time. The volatile oils evaporate easily.
The herbal collection for chest is one of the most effective methods of traditional remedy for cough. It will help to excrete sputum and have anti-inflammatory effect on processes occurring in lungs.
Recipe of herbal collections for chest: equal parts of licorice, thyme, linden, origanum, coltsfoot, mint, pine buds, plantain, lungwort and calendula. Pour one and a half liter of boil water into mixture of finely sliced herbs leave it for 1,5 hours in a warm place. Filter and drink decoction in volume of 150 ml. for half an hour before food and 3-4 times per day. This collection is absolutely safe for adults and for children.
It is Interesting
Traditional remedies have a good features: you will be able to combine herbs, trying to achieve necessary effect for your body. It is possible to combine traditional remedies together with medicines from pharmacy. Such collections are absolutely safe for children, but also possess pleasant odor and taste, which will help make treatment of throat more pleasant.
Research of different medicines at the pharmacy market were conducted by specialists. Results are not good: only 15 names of all medicines are effective. But even these 15 medicines lose to traditional remedies.