Contrary to popular belief, cough occurs not only in diseases of the respiratory system, but also in the defeat of other organs. And it is hardly possible to find at least one person in the world who never coughed.
Is it possible to deal with this symptom by folk remedies? What recipes and in what cases will be the most effective? When it is necessary to urgently see a doctor without trying to self-medicate?
Features of treatment with folk recipes
Today, more and more people prefer to give up drugs in favor of cheaper and believed to be harmless folk remedies. Medicines are expensive, have their side effects, are created from chemicals. Their disadvantages can be listed endlessly. However, those who decided to be treated with the help of traditional medicine, sometimes forget about some features of such therapy.
- Contraindications and side effects
Products (herbs and roots, fruits and vegetables, other medicinal raw materials), which offers to use in the treatment of traditional medicine, have contraindications and side effects in the same way as “chemical” drugs.
- Everything around us is chemistry
The composition of all plants includes certain biological substances, which are chemical compounds. The only difference with drugs is that the drug can be synthesized, and the plant grew in the garden. In this case, the chemical composition of the synthetic drug is known for sure, which can not be said about infusions and home-made decoctions.
- The effectiveness of
In terms of effectiveness between potent drugs and folk recipes can not put an equal sign. From home remedies do not expect quick results; often required for several days (or even weeks!) to boil, to insist, to evaporate the future of medicinal drug. During this time, sometimes you can quickly and effectively be treated with a drug purchased at the pharmacy.
- Not always grass will help!
All home recipes help to cope with the symptoms only in the very first stages of the disease! If the disease is strongly running, you should consult a doctor and find good drugs, and not continue self-treatment.
However, to completely deny the experience of traditional medicine would be wrong. Properly used herbal medicines can alleviate the condition of the patient, and sometimes get rid of an unpleasant symptom.
Traditional recipes for dry cough
Dry cough is an unpleasant symptom that can be accompanied by chest pain, sleep problems and other complaints. When it does not depart sputum, and in the respiratory tract develops an active inflammatory process. To cope with the problem will help proven recipes from the Arsenal of traditional medicine.
Black radish – the radish is the most useful of all the many varieties of it. It has a pronounced therapeutic effect, contains many vitamins and minerals.
Black radish really quickly treated colds, coughs and even bronchitis. And radish juice treated joints, rheumatism, neuralgia and cholelithiasis. Black radish is not only useful, but also tasty. It is not easy to prepare, but we should pay more attention to it at least because of the unique medicinal properties. After all, we all want to live a long happy life and not get sick.
Radish-an excellent tool, has long been used for the treatment of dry cough. There are many recipes using this root, such as a mixture of carrot juice and radish juice with honey. Use this drink throughout the day for 1 tablespoon every hour. But the most popular recipe is radish syrup with sugar or honey.
Licorice root contains glycyrrhizin, potassium and calcium salts of glycyrrhizic acid, flavonic glycosides (liquiritin, liquiritigenin, liquiritoside). The expectorant effect of licorice preparations is associated with the content of glycyrrhizin, which stimulates the activity of the ciliated epithelium of the trachea and bronchi, enhances the secretory function of the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract.
The antispasmodic effect of the drug on the smooth muscles of the respiratory tract is due to the presence of flavone compounds, among which the most active is liquiritoside; anti-inflammatory (corticosteroid-like) effect-the presence of glycyrrhizic acid, which is released by hydrolysis of glycyrrhizin.
To make a medicine from licorice root, it is necessary to take 1 tablespoon of crushed dry raw materials, pour into any enameled dish, pour a glass of boiling water, and then bring the resulting mixture to a boil. Turn off the gas and let the broth infuse for 2-2.5 hours. The resulting drug is filtered and drunk before eating a tablespoon 4-5 times a day.
Tussilago farfara sheet
Tussilago farfara leaf is part of many plant fees used to treat cough.
First recipe: Tussilago farfara leaf, Sambucus nigra flowers and Polygonum aviculare grass are mixed in a 1:1:1 ratio. The mixture is brewed with boiling water and left for 30 minutes. Take four times a day for half an hour before eating ¼ Cup of infusion. If it is necessary to treat the child, he is given 1-2 tablespoons of medicine according to the same rules.
Second recipe: mixed flowers Malva sylvestris, grass Pulmonaria, leaf Tussilago farfara, flowers Fagopyrum esculentum in a ratio of 6:1:1: 1. The raw material is thoroughly mixed, 5 tablespoons of the mixture is brewed 1 liter of boiling water and infused overnight. The resulting infusion is filtered and drunk during the day in 5-6 receptions.
Third recipe: mix Tussilago farfara leaf, plantain leaf and licorice root in a ratio of 2:2: 1. 1 tablespoon of the mixture is poured into a thermos, pour boiling water and infuse for 15-20 minutes. The resulting drink is filtered through a fine sieve, add sugar or honey to taste and drink twice a day for half a glass.