Information on Cough, acute

DescriptionAn 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 PlanSoothing 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

HerbTreatment SupportApplication
Loquatantitussive, antispasmodic, expectoranttea, syrups, pills
Licoriceexpectorant, antiviral, antiinflammatorytea, pills, capsules, tincture
Sageexpectorant, decongestanttea, tincture
Wild Cherryexpectorant, antitussivetea, syrups
Maidenhair Fernantitussive, expectoranttea, syrups, tincture