Dry lingering persistent coughs are not only annoying, but dangerous if left unchecked. There are cough syrups that do help in neccesary, but natural home remedies are defiantly the way to go if possible to minimize the amount of dangerous additives you can put into your system unknowingly.
The 9 Foods and Teas on this list are super easy to find and can be ordered in bulk online as well as picked up in small amounts at your local Supermarket.
Lemon is phenomenal for almost everything, especially upper respiratory infections or disturbances. The first thing lemon does for cough is boost the immune system quickly and naturally, making significant headway in helping your body destroy the nagging bacterium or budding virus irritating your throat/lungs. In addition to that, lemon is also one of the cheapest agents that balances body PH, improves overall health, and helps the body repair itself easier and faster. This will not only banish the cough and tickle in your throat now, but also keep it from happening in the future.
Honey, as we all know, is great for protecting the throat, remedying a popular cause of cough. In addition to protection, it soothes the throat, and all raw irritated tissues it comes in contact with, making its reach far and wide. Also honey is antibacterial, meaning that, like lemon, is great at destroying nagging bacteria within the upper respiratory system. Finally honey is also a sedative, so it is naturally relaxing to the body, lessening inflammation within the respiratory system, and easing coughing.
Not only is it happy-making because it is delicious, but also because it helps respiratory health immediately and long term. Bromelain, a highly concentrated nutrient in the fruit, is a unique enzyme that loosens mucus within the throat and upper lungs as well as reduces inflammation in tissues within the lungs. But, because it is acidic, make sure you do not drink Pineapple, or other citrus, juice in extreme excess so as not to dry out your throat.
The large amount of Vitamin B within this food is the top reason of many that it is on this list. It has several varieties of this Vitamin, heightening the respiratory system along with several other systems such as the circulatory system. Within this food there is also a high amount of magnesium, a necessary and plentiful nutrient important to the entire breathing mechanism. Also the antioxidants, especially CoQ10, in high levels in this food help reduce inflammation throughout the body, making the upper lungs less mucus ridden and/or inflamed from continuous coughing.
A powerhouse of phenomenal cosmic power! With just as much antibacterial and antifungal power as Ginger, Garlic can be used in a chopped clove form for best results. Within the spice, special combinations of chemicals and compounds show to improve the immune system, reduce inflammation, and reduce excessive mucus production. Also like Ginger, it works SUPER fast and can be a remedy for immediate coughing and phlegm symptoms.
Carrots are great at clearing the airways within the lungs. Reducing these obstructions greatly reduces the frequency of coughing. Also, these vegetables are GREAT at prompting the body to detox itself; in this case the lungs and kidneys especially. Regular detoxing of the lungs creates much less probability and frequency of coughing fits and respiratory infections. Fun fact! Carrots are great at reducing snoring at night by reducing mucus and making your membranes less reactive to triggers. Cooked and raw carrots are both good for you, but raw carrots do have a slight advantage over the former version.
This herb has proven time and time again that it with regular use it provides relief for dry cough through soothing and coating the throat and upper lungs with a unique natural nutrient called “mucilage.” Because of that compound, it is also good at remedying sore throats, which is sometimes an annoying result and/or cause of continuous coughing.
The power STRIKES AGAIN!!! Ginger is really good at loosing mucus throughout the body and the lungs are no exception. Unlike anything else mentioned in the list so far, Ginger is very good at breaking up large phlegm pieces not just in the upper respiratory tracts, but also throughout the lungs. With regular usage it has been noted to clear lungs completely from inflammatory infected mucus. Chinese medicine also has this spice listed as a good remedy for elimination of ‘non-productive’ coughs, coughs with no mucus.
This herb is great for ingestion, as well as aromatherapy. A main thing component attesting for its power, is the menthol in the plant that acts as a decongestant as well as a soother of inflammation through tea and vapors. Other than drinking the tea, you can put peppermint oil on your wrists as well as neck to help reduce inflammation and lower stress levels through inhalation of the vapors throughout the day. This will soothe the throat and lungs, reducing coughing as well as any other accompanying symptoms of a respiratory disturbance.
The foods mentioned above will give your body the kick-buttowski *yes I just said that* power it needs to make your random nagging cough go away. For using all the foods above, there are a plethora of delicious recipes online that will be sure to make your getting better as pleasurable as possible.
Much love, peace, and happiness. 😊
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