Herbal Remedies for Cough
An urge to cough is a protective mechanism of the body. During a respiratory tract infections like colds, flu, pneumonia, or bronchitis, the throat is irritated and the cough reflex helps clear the lungs and bronchial area of mucus laden with toxic wastes and dead cells.
Soothing demulcent herbal teas, antispasmodics to relax the broncial area, and expectorants to thin mucus and aid in its elimination are helpful.
Herbs Used To Treat Cough
|Licorice||expectorant, antiviral, antiinflammatory||tea, pills, capsules, tincture|
|Loquat||antitussive, antispasmodic, expectorant||tea, syrups, pills|
|Maidenhair Fern||antitussive, expectorant||tea, syrups, tincture|
|Sage||expectorant, decongestant||tea, tincture|
|Wild Cherry||expectorant, antitussive||tea, syrups|