The 2 Best Cough Remedies: Herbs and Massage

Decem­ber 15, 2017, 13:18

Cough is one of the most com­mon symp­toms of a cold. It may also indi­cate tra­cheitis, pleurisy, pneu­mo­nia. To get rid of a cough, you need to treat the under­ly­ing dis­ease. How­ev­er, there are ways that can speed up the heal­ing process.

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In addi­tion to anti­tus­sives, the doc­tor will also pre­scribe strength­en­ing drugs, vit­a­mins, anti-inflam­ma­to­ry drugs, or even antibi­otics (they are espe­cial­ly impor­tant in the treat­ment of bron­chi­tis and pneu­mo­nia as com­pli­ca­tions of the under­ly­ing dis­ease). And if you are afraid of the side effects of drugs, refer to4 tra­di­tion­al med­i­cine. Already some­thing, and there are plen­ty of cough recipes in her arse­nal. First of all, you need to see a doc­tor so that he can make an accu­rate diag­no­sis and deter­mine whether you have a dry cough or spu­tum. After all, the choice of rem­e­dy depends on the type of cough.

See also: Cough cure with­out mon­ey

Dry cough

What is dry cough? Dry cough is painful, infec­tious dis­eases begin with it, is not accom­pa­nied by spu­tum, does not cough. If you do not start treat­ment on time, dry cough goes into the next stage — wet cough. After the attack, there is no relief and spu­tum does not go away.

A dry cough is accom­pa­nied not only by pain, but also by a sore throat, espe­cial­ly at night, which leads to insom­nia and fatigue. Cough­ing is often accom­pa­nied by nau­sea, and a severe attack can also pro­voke vom­it­ing.

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From a dry cough, herbs in the form of decoc­tions or infu­sions help well. Take 1 tbsp. chamomile, colts­foot, thyme, sage, euca­lyp­tus and lin­den, boil for 3 min­utes on very low heat, insist and drink. Pour the remain­ing grass with 1 liter of boil­ing water, let it boil for 2 min­utes, add the Aster­isk balm at the tip of the match and inhale 4–5 times.

But the most effec­tive rem­e­dy is a decoc­tion of licorice roots. It soft­ens the cough and also pro­motes spu­tum dis­charge. We must not for­get about such a well-known rem­e­dy as colts­foot. Its leaves con­tain mucus that pro­tects the lar­ynx with a strong cough. Vio­let tri­col­or reduces short­ness of breath and the feel­ing of suf­fo­ca­tion. Anise. Not only a sea­son­ing, but also an excel­lent expec­to­rant. It saves not only from colds, but also from attacks of bronchial asth­ma. Based on these med­i­c­i­nal plants, excel­lent folk expec­to­rants for dry cough in adults and chil­dren have been cre­at­ed (the dose is reduced by half for chil­dren!).

When treat­ing, do not for­get about fresh air, observ­ing the dai­ly reg­i­men, and phys­io­ther­a­py. All this is a good addi­tion to the treat­ment.

Moist cough

Cough with spu­tum pro­duc­tion is called wet (wet, pro­duc­tive). This pro­duces mucus and phlegm. With ade­quate treat­ment, it is sep­a­rat­ed and brought out. A wet cough indi­cates the state of the body to be cleansed.

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A wet cough is accom­pa­nied by wheez­ing and whistling both dur­ing breath­ing and dur­ing the cough itself. Occurs at any time of the day. Often accom­pa­nied by fever, run­ny nose, lacrima­tion. The spu­tum may be yel­low or green­ish in col­or. This is an indi­ca­tor of the pres­ence of pus in the bronchi or lungs. There may be an unpleas­ant, putrid odor from the mouth.

Wet cough requires treat­ment with expec­to­rant and mucus stim­u­lat­ing agents.

Teas based on marsh­mal­low, colts­foot, lin­den flow­ers, thyme leaves, St.

Cough massage

In the treat­ment of cough, var­i­ous types of mas­sage are also used. Its pur­pose:

  • Help loosen mucus.
  • Facil­i­tate its removal.
  • Accel­er­ate the cleans­ing of the bronchi from path­o­gen­ic microor­gan­isms.
  • Elim­i­nate cough symp­tom.

Cough mas­sage course — 10 days.

Drainage massage

Stim­u­lates expec­to­ra­tion. Per­formed 30 min­utes after tak­ing an expec­to­rant drug. Before the pro­ce­dure, the back should be lubri­cat­ed with cream or mas­sage oil, it is pos­si­ble with the addi­tion of aro­ma oils.

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Lay the patient on the stom­ach so that the head is below the lev­el of the body. It is rec­om­mend­ed to put a pil­low under the neck and you can pro­ceed:

  • We start with strokes.
  • Then on both sides of the spine with pinch­es we move towards the shoul­ders. We do 20 times. We retreat fur­ther from the spine. We repeat the same num­ber of move­ments direct­ed to the head. And so on until we reach the sides of the patient. The armpit area is not affect­ed!
  • With tight­ly pressed palms to the skin, we stroke the back.
  • With the edge of the palm we make 20 “cut­ting” move­ments oblique­ly from the spine towards the shoul­ders.

The dura­tion of drainage mas­sage when cough­ing is 30 min­utes, for chil­dren — 15 min­utes. To enhance the ther­a­peu­tic effect after the mas­sage, it is rec­om­mend­ed to do a warm com­press or wrap the patient for 20 min­utes. It is advis­able to car­ry out the entire course of mas­sage, even if relief comes after the first ses­sions.


With acu­pres­sure cough, ther­a­peu­tic manip­u­la­tions are car­ried out for 1–2 min­utes, act­ing on bio­log­i­cal­ly active points:

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  • Divine Pil­lar. It is locat­ed 1.5 cm below the base of the skull on both sides of the spine.
  • Ding Chuan. Locat­ed at the lev­el of the joint that pro­trudes when the neck is tilt­ed.
  • Vital diaphragm. They lie in pairs between the region of the scapu­la and the spine, at the lev­el of the heart.
  • Ele­gant man­sion. Two points on both sides are locat­ed between the col­lar­bone and ster­num.
  • Throw from heav­en. sin­gle point. Feels in the clav­ic­u­lar cav­i­ty.

Cupping massage

For cup­ping mas­sage, phar­ma­cy jars or sil­i­cone vac­u­um jars are used. The back of the patient is lubri­cat­ed with aro­ma oil or mas­sage oil.

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  • Two cans are attached in pairs on both sides of the spinal col­umn in the mid­dle of the back. We move from below to the neck: in straight lines; in a spi­ral; her­ring­bone; eights.
  • Then we change the vec­tor of move­ment of the cans: with even diag­o­nal move­ments; in semi­cir­cu­lar arcs, approach­ing each oth­er near the spine, we move to the shoul­ders.
  • Two banks move simul­ta­ne­ous­ly at the top of the back, from the neck to dif­fer­ent shoul­ders.
  • We put one jar at the base of the neck and rotate it clock­wise.

After the end of the pro­ce­dure, you need to wrap up and sleep.


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