Chronic coughs and bronchitis are pretty difficult to get rid of, but you should know that there are many natural ways of resolving them. Nature hides more than a few natural remedies which can deal with a chronic cough, but first you’ll need to identify the real problems behind it.
What’s a chronic cough?
Chronic coughs last for 8 weeks or more and up to a month in kids. They aren’t a simple problem as most people think – as a matter of fact, they might be an indication of a bigger health problem. The most common causes are smoking, asthma and post-nasal drip, although the list of causes if certainly longer.
The main symptoms of coughing are post-nasal drip, stuffy and runny nose, shortness of breath, a sore taste in the mouth, heartburn, chronic hoarseness, frequent need to clean the throat, sore throat, acid reflux and heartburn.
Bronchitis is a respiratory disease caused by inflammation in the lining of the bronchial tubes which deliver oxygen to the lungs. The disease can cause thick excess mucus in the lungs which will irritate your airways and inflame the bronchial tubes. The most common cause of bronchitis is smoking, but colds and respiratory infections can also cause acute bronchitis.
The main symptoms of bronchitis are fever, shortness of breath, fatigue, chills, cough, excess mucus in the lungs and chest discomfort and pain.
Natural remedies for bronchitis and coughs
There are many natural remedies which can help in cases of bronchitis and coughs. The remedy we have for you today can treat both, and is quite easy to prepare. It only contains 2 simple ingredients – honey and banana. Both have their own respiratory-calming properties, and besides calming down your lungs, they can also improve your overall health. The remedy is all natural and can be used by kids and adults as well, and as we said, it’s quite simple to prepare.
- 2 bananas (ripe if possible)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 400 ml. water
Boil the water, mash the bananas and add the puree in the pot, then let the mixture steep for 30 minutes. Add the honey and drink the tea warm. For best results, experts suggest drinking 100 ml. of the remedy 4 times per week, until you notice positive results.