Cough Causes and Remedies

It’s cold, it’s winter and all sorts of viruses begin to “attack”… problems will worsen if we don’t take action against it. Our enemy number one on during cold weather is cold. Cold is manifested in various ways: coughing, sneezing, headache, malaise, loss of appetite, fever, etc..

But what could be more painful and more ugly than a dry cough, annoying, that you can’t escape, and you cannot concentrate or rest properly?


Cough is one of the symptoms of a cold or respiratory infection. It occurs due to inflammation of airway mucosa and usually, is dry at first.

For cough without expectoration, doctors recommend largely available anti-cough solutions found in any pharmacy, painkillers and aerosols.

Cough remedies at home

However, one of the best remedies that shoots dry cough is fir syrup. The syrup is made from fir tree buds, must be taken 2-3 times per day, one teaspoon, having a calming effect on the airways. This natural cough remedy can also be prepared at home: take 200 gr. of pine buds and add over that 500 ml of cold water. Store in refrigerator for 24 hours, then boil for about 2 minutes. Finally, add 500 gr. of sugar and follow the treatment for a week.

Also, leek syrup is almost as effective as pine syrup. In a liter of water, boil 200 gr. of leek and mix it with honey, until the mixture becomes sweet. Take 4-5 teaspoons per day and will be sufficient to treat that annoying dry cough.

If productive cough starts to appear, you need to change gears and follow a more powerful treatment.

Lemonade from lemon juice and honey is the best solution. Put a lemon to boil for 5-10 minutes, drain it very well after that, add honey and two tablespoons of glycerin. Take 5 teaspoons per day, in the evening before meal.

Impossible not to have heard about black radish syrup: make a hollow in a black radish and add honey to cover it. Allow the honey to liquefy, and drink two teaspoons of the resulting solution each day.