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The best recipes for treating cough


Coughing is known as a natural reaction of the body in response to an irritation in the throat or airways, and although coughing is annoying, it is a method that the body uses to protect itself from external irritants, such as dust, which acts as an irritant to the nerves that send nerve signals to the brain The brain sends signals to the muscles in the abdomen and chest. To try to get air out of the lung so that the body can expel the irritating substance, and the cough is divided into two types, namely: acute cough that begins suddenly, and may last for two or three weeks, and chronic cough that lasts for more than three weeks, and indicates the presence of A problem in the body, such as: chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and other diseases.


Cough prescriptions:

Many people use home recipes to try to treat a cough, and the following are some of these recipes:

 Honey:

Where two small spoons of honey can be added to a cup of warm water, honey can also be mixed with herbal tea, and drink this mixture once or twice a day, and some studies have indicated the importance and effectiveness of honey in relieving and reducing coughing, and it is worth noting that honey should not be given. For children under the age of one year.


 Ginger:

Where ginger is useful in treating dry cough or cough resulting from asthma, because it contains anti-inflammatory properties, and it may relieve nausea, and studies indicate that ginger depends in its principle of action on relaxing the membranes lining the airway, as well as reducing cough And ginger can be used by adding 20-40 grams of fresh ginger slices to a cup of hot water, and leaving it for a few minutes before drinking it, and some honey or lemon can be added to improve the taste of ginger and relieve more coughing, and ginger can cause heartburn. For some people.



Saline solution:

It is considered the use of saline solution to gargle one of the simplest ways to treat a cough, especially in the treatment of cough accompanied by phlegm, as it works to reduce the amount of mucus and phlegm in the bottom of the throat, which reduces the need for coughing, and the saline solution can be prepared by dissolving half a teaspoon of Salt to a cup of warm water, leave it to cool slightly and then use it in gargling, and it is advised to avoid giving saline solution to children because they are unable to gargle properly, which may lead to swallowing it, and this may pose a danger to them.


 Licorice:

Where licorice is characterized by its moisturizing properties for the throat and its decongestant properties, licorice can be used by adding two large tablespoons of dried licorice root to a glass of water.


Thyme:

As it is known that thyme has cough-treating properties, as it works to open the airways by relaxing the muscles in the throat area, and it has anti-microbial properties, and thyme can be used by placing two tablespoons of dried thyme in a cup of boiling water, then Strain and drink it.


 Turmeric:

Turmeric is characterized by its antiviral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and turmeric can be used by mixing equal amounts of turmeric seeds and turmeric powder with four cups of water, then boiling the resulting mixture, and after that it is possible to add honey to improve the taste.



Marjoram:

It contains expectorant and anti-inflammatory properties, and it can relieve pain and itching caused by a dry cough, and it can be taken by boiling an amount of water, then putting a few marjoram leaves, and drinking it three times a day.


 Mint:

Peppermint contains menthol, which is known for its healing properties, soothing the throat, decongestant and removing mucus, so peppermint tea or peppermint oil can be used to treat a cough accompanied by phlegm.


Medical Khatmiyyah:

It is a perennial plant that blooms in the summer, and its leaves and roots have been used since ancient times in the treatment of sore throats and coughs, and it should be noted that there are no studies or research proving the effectiveness of this plant, but it is considered safe in general, and this plant contains a mucilage responsible for its medicinal properties. .


 Pineapple:

 The stem and fruit of pineapple contain an enzyme called bromelain, which can help treat coughs and reduce the amount of mucus in the throat, and it may help relieve sinusitis and treat sinus problems caused by allergies, but there are not enough studies to prove the effectiveness of its use. And, care should be taken not to use bromelain in people who take blood-thinning medications, or who take some antibiotics, as the absorption rate of these antibiotics may increase and thus may cause some side effects.

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