Feb 24, 2013

http://www.essentialoils.co.za/treatment/coughs.htm

Why am I coughing?

A cough is the body's reaction to an irritation in the respiratory system, whether the irritation lies in the throat, lungs or bronchial tubes.
There are different characteristics of a cough that help in the diagnosis of the underlying illness. Coughs help to expel mucus, bacteria and other irritating substances from the respiratory tract.
Usually a cough signals an associated viral or bacterial infection, such as a cold. It can also be a respiratory infection such as whooping cough or pneumonia.
Dust, cigarette smoke or pollution in the air can also irritate. Coughing that is persistent and that develops without reason is usually caused by a more serious illness such as cancer or tuberculosis.
Drink an infusion of Rose petals, as it is one of the most effective remedies. It acts on the mucus and helps alleviate the cough.
Drink a lot of tisanes made with expectorant herbs like Lavender, Melissa, Mint, Rosewater or Thyme.

Steam inhalation to help fight coughing

Make use of steam inhalation with Eucalyptus oil or have an infusion of leaves beside your bed to try to avoid bouts of midnight coughing.

A mixture to help fight coughing

To make a mixture to drink to help coughs, combine the following:
Use 1 teaspoon of the above mixture in half a glass of warm water and sip slowly.

Massage oil to assist with coughing

To assist with coughs, a massage oil can also be applied and is mixed as follows:
Massage the chest and back with the above massage oil.

Please note:

If you have any medical conditions contact your licensed medical practitioner.
The remedies above are for information proposes only, and should not be taken or construed as medical advice.

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