So you've got a Cough?

Updated: Dec 16, 2019

Here are a couple of strange but proven tips to help with troublesome coughs :

i) For a tickly, troublesome night time cough place a tiny pinch of salt on the tongue and allow it to slowly dissolve.

ii) Anyone who has a coughing spasm raise the left arm and hold it high over the head.

A natural expectorant is to boil 6 cups of water and pour it over 2 tablespoons of Sage, 2 chopped Garlic cloves, half a peeled lemon and lots of honey. Let it steep for 5 minutes and drink hot.

After reading the blog 'You Can use Homeopathy at Home' about dosing, try and match your symptoms to one of these remedies:

Bryonia Alba:

Cough feels like it originates in the stomach or chest, dry cough, worse moving around or in heated room, thirsty for cold water


Allergic cough, shortness of breath. Cough may bring on nausea and vomiting, loose rattle in chest with great constriction, no expectoration


Cough set off by touching throat, sensation of crumb in throat or plug. Cough during sleep


Cough from incessant tickle in throat pit and bronchial tubes, mucous discharge, rawness and burning in chest, worse from inhaling cool air.

Spongia Tosta:

Hollow cough like a barking seal (croupy), spasmodic, constrictive pains in chest, painful vocal cords. Better eating and drinking. Rawness and burning in chest, dryness of mucous membranes


Non-stop coughing fits, hoarse voice, constriction of chest, worse lying down and talking

Kali Bichromicum:

Cough with pain in sternum extended to shoulder and back. Stringy, sticky, ropy mucous from cough or sinus


Heavy productive cough during day, dry cough at night. Smothered feeling on lying down. Thick, yellow discharge, child wants to be carried slowly.

If you are still having problems in deciding which is the right remedy for you them try listening to the sound you make when you cough and compare it with the sounds in the YouTube videos in this blog.

Homeopathic remedies can be obtained from many health shops or email and I will send remedy by 1st class post.

Or a Basic 18 Kit can be purchased from Helios Homeopathy

If you would like the Helios larger 36 remedy kit or Ainsworths 42 remedy Essential Kit please contact me.

Caution Should a severe cough persist for more than 48 hours and breathing difficulties arise or chest pains develop do not continue self-medicating - seek medical care right away. It is always best to avoid taking medicines during pregnancy unless you have consulted a qualified homeopath.

This blog is for information purposes only. Taking responsibility for your own health does not mean abandoning good sense or standard medical care. The information provided is not to be used for diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, if you have a persistent or recurring complaint, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 111 (UK).

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