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Medicinal herbs for ticklish cough

  1. Ticklish cough is often very annoying. Especially in winter it occurs in many people. Ticklish cough can have various causes, such as smoking, colds and a dry or irritated throat. Itching cough can make it more difficult to fall asleep and further irritate the throat. There are various remedies available for tickling cough, but there are also home remedies to make from medicinal herbs. Suitable herbs are juniper, thyme, basil and lavender.

What is ticklish cough

  1. Ticklish cough is a dry, often painful cough in which no phlegm is coughed up. Something "tickles" in the throat, which reflexively produces a coughing fit. These coughing fits are very tiring, all the more so because they can also occur at night.

Causes

  1. Ticklish cough can have various causes. It's a reflex on a dry and irritated throat. This can be caused by smoking, dust in a poorly ventilated room or hypersensitivity to certain substances. Ticklish cough often occurs when the air is dry, for example in the summer when the air conditioner is on. In winter, it can be an early symptom of a cold or flu.

Solutions

  1. With ticklish cough, no mucus is coughed up. The cough is not productive. However, the mucous membranes are further damaged, making the cough worse. A vicious circle is created that is difficult to break. There are various cough syrups available that inhibit the cough. Various resources can also be found in nature. Juniper, thyme, basil and lavender contain ingredients that can suppress the cough and help repair mucous membranes.

Juniper (Juniperus communis)

  1. The ripe juniper berries contain pinene. This promotes the circulation of the mucous membranes, so that they recover faster and the cough will pass faster. Juniper berries are easy to use. The ripe blueberries are picked and chewed when needed most. Do not consume more than ten berries per day and do not consume the berries for more than six weeks in a row. If this amount is exceeded, it can be harmful to the kidneys.

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

  1. The leaves, stems and flowers of thyme can be used for ticklish cough. The essential oils in the plant limit the coughing stimuli, the tannins prevent bacteria from settling in the mucous membranes. This way, an upcoming flu or cold can be avoided and the cough can be resolved sooner. It is best to make a tea from the thyme. This requires:

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

  1. Basil contains tannins, which help to repair the mucous membrane. The flavonoids prevent bacteria from settling in the damaged mucous membrane and inhibit the growth of bacteria that may already be there. Basil tea requires a handful of fresh leaves and boiling water. Tear the leaves into pieces in a cup. Pour boiling water over it. Let it steep for ten minutes before drinking it in small sips.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

  1. Lavender blossoms contain essential oils that can suppress the coughing tendencies. The tannins help repair the mucous membrane and the flavonoids prevent the nesting of more bacteria. In tea, lavender can be used in combination with mint. This calms the breathing and is very suitable for use before sleeping. You need this tea:

  2. Lavender blossoms contain essential oils that can suppress the coughing tendencies. The tannins help repair the mucous membrane and the flavonoids prevent the nesting of more bacteria. In tea, lavender can be used in combination with mint. This calms the breathing and is very suitable for use before sleeping. For this tea you need:



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