6 Foods to Naturally Fight a Persistent Cough

Coughing can be a particularly annoying symptom of otherwise common illnesses, like the flu and the common cold. Before taking over-the-counter or prescription medications, which may have unwanted side-effects, try one or more of the following foods and natural remedies, which can be just as effective in treating a persistent cough.

 

1. Honey

 Honey For A Cough - Twenty First Century Herbs Blog

A well known natural remedy to loosen a cough and avoid a trip to the pharmacy, honey, on its own or combined with lemon, can be effectively used to soothe a sore throat. Its healing properties can help both suppress a cough and fight the respiratory infection that might be causing it.

 

2. Dark chocolate

 Dark Chocolate For A Cough - Twenty First Century Herbs Blog

One of the many health benefits of dark chocolate is its ability to provide cough relief. This is thanks to healing substances naturally found in cocoa, so it is important to choose pure dark chocolate with a high cocoa content. In addition, as chocolate melts, it soothes the nerve endings in your throat and keeps you from coughing.

 

3. Liquorice

 Liquorice Tea For Cough

The herb, which has long been used in traditional and alternative medicine, contains properties that can decrease cough, while also alleviating other symptoms of a cold. Next time you're suffering from a sore throat and a nagging cough, try some liquorice, or prepare liquorice root tea and add a teaspoon of honey to make a powerful cough suppressant.

 

4. Pineapple

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Pineapple juice can be used as a remedy to heal your cough and improve respiratory health. This is particularly the case if you have a wet cough, as properties found in pineapple can help dissolve mucus and clear the airway passages. You can combine it with other foods for natural cough relief, such as honey and ginger.

 

5. Ginger

Ginger For A Cough

An herbal tea containing chopped ginger can be one of the most effective treatments for a cough that just won't go away. Ginger has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes. Its spicy effect can warm up your throat, while its antimicrobial properties will help you reduce inflammation and fight infections.

 

6. Lungwort Complex®

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This blend has been perfected over the years we have ran our clinic to use optimum quantities of all plants giving holistic support to the lungs.

These ingredients have been traditionally used to help:

Treat breathing conditions

✅Ease the symptoms of a cough

✅Treat lung conditions such as tuberculosis 

✅Reduce fluid retention

✅Fight kidney and urinary tract infections

✅Improve digestion 

 

A persistent cough can be a very frustrating symptom. So, next time your throat feels scratchy, try one of these home remedies, on their own or in combination, to find relief without taking any medications.