An urge to cough is a protective mechanism of the body. During a respiratory tract infections like colds, flu, pneumonia, or bronchitis, the throat is irritated and the cough reflex helps clear the lungs and bronchial area of mucus laden with toxic wastes and dead cells.
Treatment Plan for Cough, acute
Soothing demulcent herbal teas, antispasmodics to relax the broncial area, and expectorants to thin mucus and aid in its elimination are helpful.
Herbal Remedies for Cough, acute
Related Cough, acute conditions
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.