Many diseases have symptoms that make life difficult on a daily basis, and coughing is just one of the worst. Not only does it make the people around you feel uncomfortable due to all the noise, you feel horrible as well due to the discomfort and possibly pain which are associated with coughing.
As a remedy, many people opt for the over-the-counter antibiotics, but many times a cough does not happen due to an infection and hence, even with antibiotics, it lingers on for a long period of time.
The only, and most effective, way of dealing with a cough is to take the natural route, which means no medication (unless prescribed by a doctor, of course).
According to doctors, in most of the cough cases, all it takes is time for the cough to completely disappear from the system.
The only aid you can provide your system to speed up and/or make easier the process of eradicating coughing is home remedies which are completely natural.
Drink Orange Juice
One aspect which is required by any case of coughing in order to get better is an increased intake of liquids.
According to doctors, since intense coughing occurs due to the buildup of mucus in our lungs, we need to reduce this mucus formation as much as possible, something that is only possible through proper hydration.
The reason why orange juice becomes important here is the fact that it is packed with vitamin C, which has been linked with a reduction in coughing especially in patients who are suffering from pneumonia.
You can also source vitamin C from other sources, such as by squeezing a couple of lemons in a glass of water and drinking it.
Use Thyme and Boswellia
While we expect doctors to prescribe synthetic medications all the time while calling out the herbal solutions as being ineffective, many doctors these days are preferring natural remedies instead of medication since they provide a more sustained treatment and cure.
Now, doctors are also prescribing thyme as a very effective medicine provided to us by nature.
According to them, this plant contains substances called thymol as well as carvacrol, both of which aid the immune system of our body in fighting off various infections.
That is why doctors think that adding thyme to your meals would be a very effective way of treating your cough.
Another herb which is recommended by doctors is called Boswellia, which is also called frankincense by most people.
You might have already heard about this herb especially the fact that it has cough-treating properties. Apparently, there are anti-inflammatory substances in this plant, which is good for providing relief against coughing as well as attacking oral pathogens.
Consuming Boswellia is simple as well. All you have to do is boil some water, take it off the stove, dissolve some Boswellia into it, and then inhale the steam-generating from the water. This would ease the coughing, especially in cases of asthma and/or bronchitis.