Cough and sore throat: Natural cures and remedies

Coughs and sore throats are ailments resulting from inflammation of the airways, almost always of bacterial and viral origin. They are very common in the autumn and winter seasons when the drop in temperatures tends to weaken our body. They can be favored by particular conditions such as the use of alcohol and drugs but also by smoking. The treatment of cough and sore throat is very simple and sometimes the problem is easy to solve (when there are no respiratory infections or a state of immunosuppression). The simplest remedy is to gargle with lemon pure or combined with apple cider vinegar to decongest and soothe the throat (and at the same time dissolve the mucus  in the respiratory tract). This remedy is generally very effective and able to solve the problem within a few hours or a few days. Garlic and onion are also very effective in treating coughs and sore throats  . The antiviral, antibacterial and antiseptic action of these vegetables is able to remove the causes of the problem and effectively decongest the respiratory tract (as well as the bronchi and lungs). They can be taken in macerate form to be prepared in the evening and consumed in the morning before breakfast. Herbal teas with a powerful expectorant and decongestant action on the respiratory tract are also very useful in the treatment of coughs and sore throats. In particular, coltsfoot, elderflower, hyssop and liquorice herbal teas are very useful.You can also make a mixed herbal tea of ​​these fantastic herbs to enhance their purifying, detoxifying and decongestant effects on the respiratory tract. Honey, propolis and royal jelly  can also be very useful, especially for alleviating the symptoms of sore throat, since they have a protective action for our respiratory system and are also able to reduce inflammation of the mucous membranes of the oral cavity and esophagus.