Coughing can signify a cold, which are caused by viral infections in the respiratory tract also followed by nasal congestion and/or a runny nose.Allergies have similar symptoms, except they are caused by allergens that irritate the immune system..
You can treat coughs due to colds, allergies, and sinus infections with a few home remedies that can help.
According to some researches it can relieve coughs more effectively than over-the-counter medicines that contain dextromethorphan.
You can create your own remedy at home by mixing honey with herbal tea, or warm water and lemon.
For making soothing and tasty cough syrup you will need brown cane sugar,raw honey or stevia and red onions.Slice the onion and put it in bowl with honey or brown sugar.Continue adding layers of onion and sweetener until the entire onion is reconstructed in the bowl. Cover and allow the sweetened onion to remain in the bowl on your counter for about 12-15 hours or overnight. This syrup contains a range of nutrients, vitamins and minerals from the onion and the honey to help fight infection and soothe sore throats and quiet a cough.
Menthol in peppermint soothes the throat and acts as a decongestant, helping to break down mucus.Peppermint tea is laced with nutrients that help the body fight the illness. Other way to benefit peppermint is to make a steam bath, drop three to four drops of peppermint oil mixed for every 150 milliliters (mL) of hot water. Drape a towel over your head, and take deep breaths directly above the water.
Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which keeps the immune system strong and neutralizes the free radicals in your body. . Lemon (and lime) juice is reported to decrease the strength of the cold and flu virus in the body. Add lemon juice to your tea or just drink it like that with honey .This will help you build resistance to cold and flu, and speed up healing if you do succumb.
An enzyme found in pineapple called bromelain can help suppress cough as well as loosen the mucus in your throat.There are some studies shows that bromelain can help relieve sinusitis and allergy-based sinus issues, which can contribute to coughs and mucus.
*But bromelain supplements should not be taken by children, or adults who take blood thinners.Be very careful using this if you are also on antibiotics such as amoxicillin as it can increase the absorption of the antibiotic. Before using consult with doctor