Natural Expectorants For Wet Cough

How to Reduce Wet Cough

In most of the cases wet cough is not a serious problem still it may disturb your normal activities and you can get really down. Wet cough disrupts your sleep and makes it difficult for you to focus on work or studies. If you are suffering from wet or congested cough, try home remedies that acts as natural expectorant and will help you alleviate your symptoms making breathing comfortable.

Natural Expectorants For Wet Cough

Natural Expectorants For Wet Cough

What is Meant by Expectorant?

Expectorant helps to thin the mucus or phelgm and helps it to break. When the mucus in the lungs get broken, cough becomes product and is expelled out and breathing becomes easier.

Natural Expectorants For Wet Cough

Honey As Natural Expectorant

Honey is not just antibacterial, but it soothes the throat. It thins out and loosen up the nasty phelgm build up in the lungs. To a glass of warm milk,add a teaspoon of honey and drink it warm.

Honey As Natural Expectorant

Honey As Natural Expectorant

Garlic As Natural Expectorant

Due to its subjective taste garlic may not be liked by everyone. It is antiviral, antibacterial, anti-parasitic and anti fungal and boosts the body immunity. Garlic has expectorant qualities and it clear the respiratory tract. Crush garlic, mix with a tablespoon honey and have it.

Cayenne Pepper As Natural Expectorant

Cayenne Pepper contains natural compound Capscaicin that loosens the mucus and phlegm in the lungs and the respiratory tract. In addition it relief the inflammation and throat pain. Add Cayenne pepper to your meals or drink for immediate relief.

Peppermint As Natural Expectorant

Peppermint contains a potent compound known as Methanol. Methanol not only thins out the mucus and phlegm but also helps to breathe comfortably and soothes sore throat. To a cup of steaming water, add a few leaves of peppermint. Let it steep for about 10 minutes and then drink it warm.

Peppermint As Natural Expectorant

Peppermint As Natural Expectorant

Licorices As Natural Expectorant

Licorices soothes irritated throat. It relieves inflammation and suppresses cough. To drink licorices tea add a small piece of liquorice root to a cup of boiling water. Keep it for 10 minutes and then drink it warm. Drink this three times in a day.

* If you suffer from high blood pressure better avoided it. Also pregnant women should avoid licorice.

Horehound As Natural Expectorant

Horehound soothes irritation in throat and lungs and suppresses the cough. It contains a compound marrubin that promotes the secretion in bronchial system. However, it is extremely bitter in taste and can only be taken in the form of capsules and sweet lozenges. Horehound soothes irritation in throat and lungs and suppresses the cough. It contains a compound marrubin that promotes the secretion in bronchial system. However, it is extremely bitter in taste and can only be taken in the form of capsules and sweet lozenges.

Steam Inhalation with Peppermint Oil

Steam inhalation alone is also beneficial but when you add essential oil to it, it is more effective. To a bowl of steaming water, add a few drops of essential oil such as peppermint, rosemary, clove and eucalyptus essential oil. Place your face over the bowl and cover your head with a towel. Breathe deeply for a few minutes.

Steam Inhalation with Peppermint Oil

Steam Inhalation with Peppermint Oil

Sage As Natural Expectorant

Sage has expectorant qualities. It fights off viruses and helps you with the breathing. To a cup of boiling water, add a teaspoon dried Sage. Steep it for 10 minutes and then drink it warm. Drink sage tea two to three times in a day. You may also add honey to taste.

Ginger and Black Pepper Tea

Ginger is anti-inflammatory and has antioxidant properties. Its inflammation and keeps your throat hydrated. Also, black pepper thins the mucus.

To a cup of boiling water at a piece of Ginger and let it steep for 10 minutes. Also, add one fourth teaspoon black pepper to it. Drink ginger tea warm for a few times in a day.

The natural expectorants discussed in our article no doubt helps you relieve the symptoms. Along with natural expectorant for wet cough it is also important to keep yourself hydrated. Drink lots of herbal teas, juice and water. Better avoid too much caffeine and alcoholic drink, as they will leave you dehydrated.Nevertheless, if coughing persists for more than two weeks, better speak to your doctor.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.

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