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What is Cough?
Common Causes of Cough
Home Remedy for Cough

What is Cough?

A cough is a reaction to clear the airways of mucus, phlegm, dust, smoke or a foreign body.Whenever there is an obstruction or inflammation in the throat or in the upper airways, the brain thinks it to be a foreign object and tries to relieve it by coughing. Continuous coughing for more than two weeks needs medical attention.

Common Causes of Cough

Other serious causes may include:

Home Remedies for cough

Tips 1:

Suck on 3 peppercorns with a pinch of black cumin seeds (shah jeera) and a pinch of salt. 

Tips 2:

Burn a clove by stirring on a hot tava or pan. Keep this in the mouth and suck on it. 

Tips 3:

3-5 drops of clove oil mixed with a clove of crushed garlic and tsp honey helps soothe the throat. 

Tips 4:

In a cup of boiling water add 1 tsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp carom seeds (ajwain). Boil till half. Add 1 tsp of honey and have 2 times a day. 

Tips 5:

50 gm of sugar candy (mishri) with 50 gm pepper powder. Mix with pure ghee to make small pellets. Store. Keep in mouth and suck on them, 3-4 times a day.
FOR INFANTS

Tips 1:

1 tsp of holy basil leaves mixed with honey. 

Tips 2:

Some saffron strands made into a paste with one betel leaf is to be applied on the infants forehead and soles of the feet.