Coughs and colds are problems that many of us face throughout the year, especially during seasonal changes. Some coughs are dry, while others are “productive.” A productive cough is the type which brings up phlegm (or mucus). A cough can be either chronic or acute, but there are a number of homeopathic remedies for cough that are effective without side effects.
Homeopathy is a safe and effective system of medicine and the remedies are holistic. Moreover, a diagnosis is made only after analysing all the complaints and symptoms of the patient. Remedies for cough in homeopathy are prescribed depending on the type and intensity of the cough.
Depending on the cause and the symptom, a homeopathic remedy for cough is prescribed. Here are some of the homeopathic remedies for cough :
- Phosphorous (Phos).
- Ambra grisea.
- Rumex crispus (Rumex).
- Bryonia (Bry).
- Spongia (Spong).
- Hyoscyamus (Hyos).
- Sanguinaria (Sang).
- Antimonium tartaricum (Ant-t).
- Kali bichromicum (Kali-bi).
- Sticta pulmonaria (Stict).
- Lachesis (Lach).
Homeopathy for cough remedies are prescribed by symptoms, as opposed to conditions. This is because each case of a particular illness may have many manifestations for different people. For example, Hepar Sulph could be given for a croupy cough, where the mucus is yellow, while for a hacking cough with thick and stringy mucus, Kali Birch may be recommended. It is necessary to be very specific and exact when choosing an individual remedy and it is always better to speak to a qualified practitioner, for the correct dosage and length of medication.
There are no side effects or complications with homeopathy for cough, if taken as directed, but it is important to keep in mind that the prescribed dosage should not be exceeded and that there should be no mixing of remedies. One should also avoid chocolates, coffee, spicy food, red meat, aerated drinks and alcohol while taking homeopathy for cough. Lastly, the medicines should be kept away from direct sunlight, heat and strong odours and they should not be stored in a refrigerator.
Sometimes it is advisable to take only one dose of the remedy prescribed, and analyse its initial effect. In case of a positive response, one should continue with the prescribed dosage.
Homeopathy, especially homeopathy for cough, helps in alleviating pain and discomfort to a large extent, so the best thing to know is that there are no adverse effects on your system using homeopathy.
Coughing is considered a protective mechanism of the body, as well as part of a healing process, because it is the body’s way of getting rid of foreign objects, irritating substances and excess secretions from air passages. This is why it is important not to suppress a cough with drugs. Sometimes a cough is painful and too intense, which prevents a good rest for the body. The use of homeopathy in such cases gently relieves discomfort and helps the body recover.
Coughs can be triggered by colds and flu, as well as asthma, allergies, lung infections like pneumonia or bronchitis.Smoking and exposure to second hand smoke, pollution and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) also cause a cough.
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