Some Ways to Relieve Cough
Continuous coughing can lead to some discomfort like headaches or the inability to fall asleep. You can prevent and relieve some of the discomfort by making sure you clean your home regularly.
It is advised that you replace curtains, bed sheets, and other furnishings regularly, especially coverings that may not be consistently dusted. Also, vacuum and sweep away hair and pet fur, which may accumulate on carpets and furniture. A lint roller works best for this type.
To help you get a good night’s rest, you may also opt to diffuse some oils like lavender. Humidifiers are also a great way to diffuse scents, while purifying the air around you.
Lastly, make sure that you keep your head in an elevated position when sleeping.
Now that we’ve established the basics, here are some of the best natural Filipino remedies for cough you can try at home.
Popular Filipino Remedies for Cough
The Republic Act 8423 (Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act – TAMA of 1997) states that through scientific research and product development, traditional and healthcare methods can be used and advocated to treat simple cough.
Here are some of the most widely used Filipino remedies for cough.
Ginger Tea or Salabat
Ginger contains antibacterial and antiviral properties, best used for relieving itchy throat or sore throat. Simply slice ginger into thin strips, boil in water, and enjoy some homemade ginger tea.
This is a well-known medicinal plant in the Philippines.