Home Remedies for Dry cough
We all know how often little ones are attacked by cold and cough. There are many reasons for increase in cases, one of the biggest being high levels of pollution and allergens in the atmosphere.
What is dry cough?
Dry cough is the kind of non-productive cough which does not produce any mucus or phlegm with it.
Most often dry cough is caused due to irritation at the back of the throat.
What causes Dry Cough?
Dry cough is often caused infection by cold and flu viruses in the atmosphere. It can also be caused by pollutants in the atmosphere which cause irritation in throat. Allergens like cigarette smoke, vehicular smoke and pollens can also trigger dry cough.
Dry cough may also be caused due to side-effects of medicines taken during an illness.
Dry cough can be consistent and using over-the-counter cough suppressants frequently is not often good.
There are plenty of things available within our kitchen which can be used to create cough suppressants and soothe itchy throats.
Here we have collated some very effective remedies for dry cough and itchy throat. We have received many of these from our readers and we thank them all for contributing.
Homemade Cough drops to soothe dry cough
2 tsp grated jaggery
1 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp pepper powder
1/2 tsp ghee (cow’s ghee preferred)
Mix every thing and make small balls.
If the mixure appears a little dry, add a few more drops of ghee
Give 1-2 of these balls before sleeping for relief from dry cough.
Homemade Cough Syrup using Honey and Lemon
1/4 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp honey
Mix lemon juice and honey and give this syrup to child 3-4 times a day.
Homemade Cough Syrup using Ginger and Lemon
2-3 drops freshly squeezed ginger juice
1 tsp honey
To get ginger juice, grate or crush a piece of ginger.
Now squeeze out the juice.
Mix 2-3 drops of this juice with honey and give 2-3 times a day.
Homemade Cough drops with jaggery, ajwain and turmeric
1 tbsp jaggery
1/2 tsp ajwain seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Heat jaggery in a pan
Add turmeric and ajwain seeds and mix everything till jaggery melts.
Make small balls of this mixture and give 1-2 of these to child 2-3 times a day.
Hope these home remedies help your child and your whole family! We would love you yo share your own remedies too, so it can help everyone!
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