Coughing is a muscle contraction that the organism utilizes to get rid of the mucus that has piled up in the bronchi that can cause infection. Therefore, couching is a helper and it is necessary for you to support it.
The solution to the problem is using sage (salvia officinalis).
Why sage helps in getting relief from coughing?
The high efficiency of the herb is explained with the containment of valuable essential oils in the leaves, which have antibacterial and anti-inflammation properties. Also, it is rich with phosphoric acid, vitamin C, B1 P and tannin.
People’s medicine suggests that if you have dry cough you should consume sage tea with milk. It is considered that this beverage reliefs the dry, intense coughing, dissolving the mucus, stimulating its elimination and makes coughing easier. Its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory characteristics contribute towards faster recovery.
It is necessary to fill a pot with 8.8 oz. milk and add 1 tablespoon of sage. Keep it on a low heat, until it boils.
When the milk is ready, remove from heat. Add 1 teaspoon of butter, cover it and leave it for 15 minutes.
After that, the mixture needs to be strained, add a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of curcuma (half spoon for kids), and stir.
You need to drink it all, half an hour before going to bed. Peaceful cough-less night is guaranteed.
You can repeat the procedure for a few days, until you feel that the coughing is completely gone and elimination of the mucus, too.
The recipe is good for adults, but for kids as well.
However, despite the fact that this beverage helps with cough elimination, and is recommended by doctors, there is still a need for physician consultation. If you are breastfeeding, for example, this beverage should be avoided, since it can stop lactation. Also, if there are problems with the kidneys and hypertension.