Winters are super horrible for those who struggle with cough and colds. Coughs are sometimes caused by smokes, air pollution, second-hand smoking, and aging.
That’s just your body’s way of cleaning the respiratory system and dealing with an infection, bronchitis or any other problem.
Here’s what Dr. Mercola at the Mayo Clinic says:
“A cough is considered “acute” if it lasts less than three weeks. It is considered “chronic” if it lasts longer than eight weeks (four weeks in children).
Some causes of coughs include:
Common causes of acute coughs :
- Common cold
- Influenza (flu)
- Inhaling an irritant
- A whooping cough
Common causes of chronic coughs:
- Asthma (most common in children)
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Postnasal drip”
Moreover, “although the causes are varied, the reason you cough is to help your body get rid of foreign material or mucus from your lungs and upper airway passages. It’s one of your body’s protective mechanisms designed to keep you breathing easy. Sometimes, it’s easy to determine why you’re coughing but it can also be a mystery.
By paying attention to the details – the sound of your cough, for instance, along with accompanying symptoms – you can often identify the cause, which is important for getting on the road to recovery. Following are seven common reasons for a cough, and what to do about them.”
What do you do when a cough strikes in? We go straight to the pharmacy to get a cough syrup. But, syrups are not the best solution to the problem. Researchers have found that this syrup is not something you should use.
We have a better solution to your problem. Try this homemade banana cough cream!
Homemade banana cough cream
- 2 ripe organic bananas
- 2 tbsp raw honey
- 400 ml water
Bring the water to a boil. Mash the bananas, and add in the water. Put the lid on, and let it cool for half an hour.
Add in your honey, and stir well.
Take 100ml of your remedy four times a day. Warm it up before every use.
Bananas relieve cough and its symptoms, and also boost serotonin levels, helping you sleep better.
Source: Healthy Food House