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How to break the cycle of Cough & Cold and treat it Yourself? (Part-2)


In our last tip we discussed that

your cough can be broadly divided into 3 types:

  • Dry cough
  • Productive cough, &
  • Unproductive cough

We discussed about the dry cough in detail

& learned that why in dry cough Ginger doesn’t help.

Click here to read if you have missed last week’s tip.

Today we will discuss the second type of cough-

that is, Productive Cough

How to know if you have a Productive Cough?

You are suffering from Productive Cough if –

  • Lot of mucus present
  • On coughing, mucus from your lungs and your throat comes out

The reason for a productive cough is,

that your body is trying to expel mucus from your lung.

We never want to suppress this type of cough.

If we suppress this cough,

the cough will be trapped in your lungs and it may develop further complication.

For this reason, we want to help our body get the mucus out of our lungs

So, the strategy here is to thin the mucus

This will make it easy for our body to cough it out

Once the mucus is out of your lungs, the coughing must cease,

Because the reason for the coughing is no more present.

As you can see,

we are helping our body to do what it is trying to do

To gain back our  health

We are not trying to suppress it

How to Cure your Productive cough?

Use the herbs that are having action of Stimulating expectorants.

These are the spicy herbs

Which Herb to use for your Productive cough?

  • Ginger
  • Elecampane (Indian name: Puskarmul)
  • Hyssop (Indian name: Jufa)

That’s all for today,

Coming Up Next week-

  • How to know if you have Unproductive Cough?

& how to cure it?

You must know what is your limitation.

  • so, we will discuss when you must stop self-medicating and see your doctor for your cough and cold?


Never suppress your productive cough.

Use right kind of Herbs to take it out of your body.

Take care…

Providing simple solutions

for the complexities of life….

Dr. Bhumita Makwana

Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician

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