Coughs are there to help you clear the throat of irritants and mucus. It does not happen often, however, many things can cause it. It can generally last for less than 3 weeks and this one is the acute one. If it lasts between 3 and 8 weeks that it is subacute. The last type is the chronic one and it lasts for more than 8 weeks.
You can treat your cough depending on the cause and you can do it medically or by yourself. If you do it by yourself you can use cough drops to relieve the pain or some decongestant sprays to ease your breathing. Moreover, you can also try a mixture of ginger and hot tea to clear the airway or gargle some hot salt water to remove mucus.
When it comes to medical care doctors usually prescribe suppressants like codeine, pholcodine, dextromethorphan, noscapine, and butamirate. However, these medications can cause some side-effects like nausea and vomiting to dizziness and drowsiness.
However, there are still natural remedies that can help with this problem. Now, we will present you with a syrup that you can prepare at home and it will clear the phlegm from the lungs and reverse a cough.
An amazing source of beta-carotene and vitamins like A and B6 are the carrots. They can offer you many health benefits. They can improve your eye health and lower the cholesterol levels to reduce the risk of cancer. The most important thing here is that they can also help with coughs as well.
Apart from all of this, carrots can also boost your immunity. They can reduce symptoms of asthma and other respiratory problems.
Another perfect cough remedy is honey which can reduce a cough in people that are affected by respiratory illnesses.
Thus, we present you with a natural remedy that will keep you healthy during the winter.
Homemade Cough Syrup
- ½ kg of carrot
- 3-4 spoons of honey
First, dice the carrots and put them in a pot. Then, pour water into the pot and put the carrots inside. Boil them until they become soft. Afterward, remove them from the pot and mash with a spoon. Mix the water with honey next and then with the mashed carrots. Store it in cold temperature.
Just take 3-4 spoons of this syrup a day and your cough will stay away.