The cough itself is not a disease but this symptom accompanies many illnesses as a protective reaction to a congestion in the respiratory tract foreign bacteria. Respiratory catarrh, a bronchitis, tracheitis, pleurisy, whooping cough, pneumonia, tuberculosis – all these diseases are accompanied by cough.

To treat cough to be effective, you need to deal primarily with the disease which it provokes. Therefore, fees herbs the cough must have expectorant action, but also antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, expectorant and tonic. Many herbs fully meet all these requirements. They work slower than drugs, but do not harm.

The selection of herbs in accordance with the nature of the cough

The list of herbs used in cough, has about hundreds of useful plants: licorice, rosemary, mother and stepmother, plantain, Angelica, sage, marshmallow, anise and many others. They are selected for treatment based on the patient's condition, his reaction to a particular herb, and depending on the nature of the cough. When the composition of the pharmacy chest gathering was not entirely satisfactory, it is better for the advice of a doctor to complete an individual set of herbs.

Perhaps, in the first place by frequency of use is put rosemary marsh. He demonstrated its effectiveness with all types of cough, including asthma. Stems with leaves of rosemary are used to treat children and adults as antiseptic expectorant and sedative in chronic and asthmatic bronchitis.

More discomfort a person experiences dry cough, in which the mucous membrane of the throat just "tears". In this case, you should translate this as in the wet stage, after which the mucus begins to retreat and fade away. Enveloping and soothing effect have mother-and-stepmother, grass, Heather, plantain leaf, mullein scepter-shaped, marshmallow root, Linden blossom. Thyme, marjoram, Angelica root, still the same rosemary help reduce some of the intensity of the cough in whooping cough. Antispasmodic and analgesic effect in dry cough will have St. John's wort, sweet flag, thyme, cumin.

The presence of several sputum and cough, but, as a rule, there are all sorts of germs and viruses. Sometimes the phlegm is accompanied by pus. Then it was the turn of herbs such as elderberry, bloodroot goose, lungwort, mint, sage, elecampane. Although no less antiviral and anti-inflammatory effect have already mentioned mother-and-stepmother, plantain, Linden. Sage, cinquefoil, St. John's wort and inula contribute to the same decrease in the sputum.

Folk cough remedies, based on herbs

Chronic cough more effective, highly concentrated extracts of herbs, for cooking of which taken 1 tablespoon of the collection in a glass of water. Depending on the collection, grass or infused in boiling water, or boiled for 2-3 minutes and leave to infuse. Sometimes, if the cough grass is used as an adjunct to basic treatment, it can be added to traditional tea during the day. This medicinal drink with the oregano, lime blossom, sage or St. John's wort is pleasant to the taste and useful.

Dry cough syrups are effective, based on herbs because they are absorbed faster than pills and also soften the mucous. Herbs for getting rid of cough is not necessary to apply inside. They are used for inhalation. Most often it is the sage, elecampane, calendula, eucalyptus leaves, hop cones, burdock, nettle or plantain.