Cold & Cough Treatment
There are two primary types of coughs, dry and productive.
A productive cough is one in which you are coughing up phlegm—this is not a cough that should be suppressed, as your body needs to remove the irritants that are in your chest/lungs. While it shouldn’t be suppressed, there are herbs that can help loosen mucous and makes it easier for the body to get rid of it.
A dry, hacking, cough is another story, on the other hand, needs to be stopped. It can be caused by allergies, dry air, the aftermath of a cold, being in a dusty environment, etc. For these, there are herbs that soothe irritated mucous membranes and remove the irritant triggering the cough.
All herbs should be used with caution. You should consult your healthcare practitioner before using these herbs.