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A good home remedy for dry cough is to drink tea prepared with medicinal plants that have soothing properties, which reduce throat irritation, and anti-allergic, because this helps to calm the cough naturally.
If the dry cough persists for more than 2 weeks, a medical consultation is advised, as this symptom may be related to an allergy or other lung disease and the doctor may request further tests to discover the cause of the cough and prescribe others types of medication, such as an allergy-fighting antihistamine, which consequently treats the allergy and relieves a dry cough. See more about what can be a dry cough that doesn't go away.
Another option is to take a codeine-based medicine, which you can buy at the pharmacy, as it blocks the cough reflex, but should not be taken if you have a cough with phlegm. However, homemade, warm and medicinal plant teas are still a good option, such as:
1. Mint tea
Spearmint has antiseptic, mild tranquilizing and analgesic properties, especially locally and on the mucous membranes of the digestive system.
- 1 teaspoon dried or fresh mint leaves;
- 1 cup of water;
- 1 teaspoon of honey.
Boil the water and then add the chopped mint leaves to the cup, then let it rest for 5 minutes. Strain and then drink, sweetened with honey. See other benefits of mint.
2. Hemp tea
The marshmallow has anti-inflammatory and sedative properties that can help calm a cough.
- 150 mL of water;
- 10 g of marshmallow roots.
Place the ingredients together in a container and let it rest for 90 minutes. Stir frequently and then strain. Drink this tea warm several times a day while symptoms persist. See what the alteia plant is for.
3. Pansy Tea
Another good home remedy for dry cough is to drink pansy tea because this medicinal plant has a calming property that helps calm a cough and also strengthens the immune system.
- 1 tablespoon of pansy;
- 1 cup of boiling water;
Add pansy leaves to boiling water and let stand for 5 minutes. Strain and drink the warm tea sweetened with honey.