Herbal Remedies for Coughing

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Herbal remedies for coughing can include eating citrus fruit, drinking citrus fruit juice, drinking echinacea tea and applying a hot compress to the chest. Treat a cough without using medication with health advice from a professional wellness consultant in this free video on natural remedies.

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Hi everyone. My name is Isabelle. I am a nutrition consultant in the Tampa Bay area. Today we're going to learn about herbal remedies for coughing. Actually, those remedies are very close to you because you can find all the ingredients that you will need in your own kitchen. Citrus fruit are a very good way to break cough, coughing. It help clear the mucus. In here I have some lemons, some grapefruit, obviously tangerines. Oranges are very good as well. I would recommend that for oranges and grapefruit that you eat the whole fruit instead of juicing them. That way you keep the fiber with it which is very good and helps with digestion. Something else that's going to help break cough is your Echinacea. It comes in forms of teas and you can find it very readily available in the supermarket as well. Something that I learned from my grandmother and that she used on me when I was a little girl was actually hot compresses with mustard. What she would use is just a piece of cloth, depending on, if it's an adult, obviously you want to get probably something that is a little bigger than this. You would wet it a little bit, put it in a microwave for just a few minutes to warm up the water. It does not need to be super hot because this is then something you're going to apply to the lung area here. What you would do is just put a little bit of mustard on it. Lay it out, nice and neat. It will be warm. Then fold it, because you don't want the mustard to touch the skin, but there is water on each side and it will be moist. See how my cloth here is moist and warm and hot? Steaming? But not to hot, you know, it's not going to burn my skin. Then what you would do is just apply it to the chest area either in the front, or in the back, whichever is more comfortable. I have found that for me, when I was a little girl, applying it to my back was more beneficial; but my sister, for instance, for her it worked better on the front. So, try both and see what works best for you. It is a great, great kitchen recipe, Grandma's recipe, for children. It really breaks off all the mucus inside the lung area. So make sure you got plenty of tissues ready. It will work very efficiently, that I can guarantee.


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