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Homemade Cough Syrups And Herbal Teas


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Homemade cough syrups and herbal medicine teas make use of simple ingredients like honey and lemon infused with healing herbs. Every family has its own favorite cough remedy that is passed down to each generation. These classic folk remedies work as well, if not better than their commercial counterparts.


Aromatic herbs like thyme, Caraway, and eucalyptus do double duty with powerful infection-fighting and cough suppressive qualities. There are two main categories of herbs that are used in home cough remedies: expectorants and antitussives Use herbal expectorants when you want to clear the lungs of congestion and make coughing more productive. A dry, hacking cough is better served by herbs that calm the reflex to cough and act as mild sedatives.

  • Air Fresheners : Once you get accustomed to the natural and marvelously real aromas of essential oils, you will never be duped into buying chemical ones again.
  • Bronchitis :A nagging cough that lingers and causes difficulty in breathing is often symptomatic of bronchitis.
  • Colds : Be prepared for the cold and flu season by stocking your herbal medicine chest with a ready supply of herbs.
  • Congestion :Congestion in the airways, lungs, sinus and chest makes breathing difficult and being sick even more miserable
  • Flu : Flu, or influenza is not just a severe cold, the flu is caused by a virus. The flu is very contagious, and preventative measures should include antiseptic and antiviral herbs.
  • Immune :Tonic herbs help to ward off colds and infections by boosting the immune system.
  • Sinus :The cold that lingers may not be just a cold. The congestion and headache may be signs of a sinus infection.

Cough Remedies




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