Colds, flu, allergies, or irritation of the bronchial of the tube are the primary causes of coughs . Coughs that bring up mucus should not be suppressed because the body is trying to expel mucus and bacteria from the lungs. Dry coughs ,however, are generally non-productive and only further irritate the bronchi.
q Quick cough reliever
scoop up half a teaspoon of honey and add a squeeze of lemon.Let it dissolve slowly in your mouth before swallowing.Repeat when needed.
· Onion and honey syrup
the resins in onions are expectorant and antimicrobial.honey helps loosen congestion. finely chop a large onion, cover with honey and warm in a covered pot over a low heat for 40 minutes. Store in a glass bottle in the refrigerator. take half to one teaspoon every 15 to 30 minute until the cough is relieved.
· Ease a cough with peppermint oil
Peppermint’s strong menthol scent breaks up congestion and helps ease spasmodic coughing. Dab a drop of peppermint oil under you’re your nose. if your skin is sensitive, dilute the oil with an equal amount of vegetable oil. For young children, place a drop or two of oil on a pyjama collar or pillow instead of the skin.