10 Natural Home Remedies for Whooping Cold and Cough
Whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial infection. It is caused by “bordetella pertussis bacterium” which infects the lining of airways. This spreads immediately through one person to another. It usually affects small babies but teenagers and adults also suffer from it. After getting infected by bacteria, it takes 7-10 days for signs and symptoms to appear. In earlier stage, there are symptoms like common cold coughing, sneezing, a running nose and low fever. If your infection is not treated on time then whooping cough can be serious and high sound start coming while you try to breath. You can also suffer from vomiting.
Children’s those are younger than 6 months are more likely to suffer from whooping cough and whooping cough sound really bad. Moreover, people having weak immune system also become its victim. This infection is very dangerous in babies younger than 6 months therefore consult a doctor ad soon as possible and whooping cough vaccine are also available if needed. It is better to try these below written home remedies to get rid naturally.
The best way to prevent whooping cough is pertussis vaccine. This vaccination starts during childhood but adults can also go for it. If you also suffer from this problem, then you should try some natural home remedies which I am going to share with you below. If you want you can continue your medicine/doctor treatment with it, it does not have any side effect.
Note:- If your child is suffering from breathing problem and excessive vomiting then consult a doctor immediately. It is the best way to treat whooping cough.
Here are the 10 best natural home remedies for whooping cough.
Ginger is an effective remedy for whooping cough because it contains antibacterial properties that help to destroy bacteria which cause this problem. Also it promotes immunity and help fighting the infection and we recovers quickly.
Consume two spoons of fresh ginger juice by mixing with raw honey. Take this twice a day for sometime or, mix equal amount of ginger juice, lemon juice and onion juice. Drink this mixture 2 to 3 times a day. Also boil two spoons of fenugreek seeds in 2 cups of water until it reduces to half quantity. Now add 1 spoon of fresh ginger juice and some honey in it. Drink this solution once daily for few days.
Turmeric has anti bacterial and anti viral properties that cures whooping cough. Also, it has great effect on cough, especially on dry cough. Turmeric is having immune boosting properties which help your body to fight with infection.
Mix 1 spoon of raw honey and half spoon of turmeric powder and take it twice daily until you get complete relief from cough. Another option is to drink hot milk mixed with half spoon of turmeric powder twice a day. You can also take turmeric supplements. Supplements are available in the shape of capsule too which are easily available in any chemist/medicine shop/store. Consult your doctor before taking it or for right dosage.
Garlic works as natural antibiotic. It has antibacterial and antiviral properties which help in clearing pertussis infection.
Take one spoon of fresh garlic juice 2 or 3 times a day. Also, add 1 spoon of chopped garlic to a bowl of boiling water. Cover your head with a towel and inhale he vapors. Avoid this remedy for small children.
You can also take 2 spoon of garlic syrup per day. But in case of children’s, use one or half spoon of it. Mix 2 cups of water, apple cider vinegar and 500 grams of crushed garlic. Now put this in a glass cup and keep it for 4-5 hours then strain it and drink it after mixing half cup of honey in it.
Honey has anti septic, anti bacterial and healing properties which helps fight bacteria and cures its symptoms. Add 1 spoon of raw honey in a one glass of hot water and drink it slowly. Repeat this 2-3 times a day. This has positive effect on throat.
1 spoon of raw honey with half spoon cinnamon powder before going to bed. This will help you to sleep better. Also, you can mix one spoon of raw honey with radish juice. Add a pinch of rock salt and take this 3 times a day.
Oregano is very effective remedy respiratory infections like whooping cough. This contains anti spasmodic antibacterial and expectorant characteristics that help clear mucus from lungs and cures dry coughing.
Boil some water and add 3 to 6 drops of oregano oil to it. Cover your head with a towel and inhale steam. Use this home remedy for 2-3 times a day for few days or, you can mix 10-15 drops of oregano oil in 2 spoons of olive oil. Use this to massage your chest before going to bed/sleep this will comfort you. Moreover, you can drink oregano tea 2-3 times a day.
Lemon is a very useful in treating whooping cough naturally. It has citric acid which reduces thickness of mucus. Moreover it has powerful antibacterial and antiviral l properties which fight with infections. It also has vitamin C which increases immunity of body.
Mix two spoons of lemon juice in one glass of hot water and add some raw honey in it. Drink this 3-4 times a day. You can also take half lemon and sprinkle salt black pepper over it. Now, link it slowly. This will comfort your infected throat.
Licorice acts as demulcent which means that it coats the throat with thin layer of mucilage to protect us from coughing. Moreover, it clears congestion from lungs and bronchial tubes.
Put 1 spoon of licorice root powder in 2 cups of water then boil it. Now let it cool down for 10 minutes and then drink this after filtering the mixture. Take this once daily for few days or, you can take half spoon of licorice powder mixed with honey thrice a day.
Almonds and nuts are very beneficial for curing whooping cough. Almonds are rich in photochemical and antioxidants which help reduce the symptoms of cough. Almonds also have immunity boosting properties.
Mix 5 drops of almond oil in 10 drops of fresh onion juice and ginger juice. Take this mixed juice 3 times a day or, soak 5-7 almonds in water overnight. Remove peels and grind the almonds to make paste/ or eat it simply 3 times a day having/adding 1 spoon of butter in it. Also, massage your chest with one spoon of almond oil mixed with 4-5 drops of rosemary oil.
Regular usage of chamomile tea also relieved from symptoms of whooping cough. This herb has soothing, anti inflammatory and immune boosting properties which reduces symptoms and promotes immediate recovery.
Boil 1 or 2 spoon chamomile flower (up to you) in one cup of water. Cool this mixture and filter it. Add lemon juice and honey into this liquid. Drink this slowly 2-3 times a day.
According to ayurveda, saffron is very effective in the problem of cough, cold and in whooping cough too. Saffron contains antibacterial properties which destroys bacteria’s that causes whooping cough. Moreover, being an expectorant it clears cough which helps us in breathing comfortably. Mix 6 saffron stigmas in half cup of water. Take this 3-4 times a day for good result.
Drink 1-2 glasses of grape juice daily till you are suffering from it. It promotes healing process. Mix 2 spoons of raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar in 1 cup of water. Now add some honey in it, use this 2-3 times a day. Avoid going in excessive hot ir cool weather because it worsen the situation.
Do rest properly for immediate recovery. Consume fluids like water, juice and soups etc. This keeps you hydrated.
Cover your mouth while coughing and clean your hands.
Put a mask on your face before going outside.
Add foods which are rich in vitamin C in your diet.
So friends, I am sure these 10 natural remedies will help you to recover from whooping cough.
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