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Chamomile for cough
Chamomile for cough

Cough is one of the manifestations of a cold or ARVI. Less commonly, it can be a manifestation of an allergic reaction of the body. In any case, chamomile and its use in various types of medical procedures can help.

How does the herb work?

Chamomile is known for its incredibly wide range of positive effects on the body, especially in case of illness (cough). The herb promotes perspiration, relieves inflammatory reactions of the body, acts as an antiseptic (disinfects). Chamomile becomes the worst enemy of infection, as it prevents it from spreading throughout the body.

Herbal chamomile soothes not only the central nervous system, but also irritated mucous membranes. An example is the throat, which begins to ache with a strong, hacking cough.

Chamomile helps to stimulate bronchial activity, thereby improving the release of phlegm from the lungs.

On the basis of the chamomile chemical composition, many syrups and cough sprays are produced.

Is chamomile always good for you?

Of course, this gift of fields has a huge number of beneficial properties for the body.

For example:

  • Chamomile tea is a unique remedy for diseases or pains in the stomach. For example, drinking a cup of chamomile tea three times a day can get rid of gastritis in about a month of regular drinking. If you have bloating or cramps after a “good” meal, chamomile tea will help your stomach work and get it through faster.
  • For strengthening the immune system, this herb is also an irreplaceable assistant. Vitamin C, which is contained in dried flowers, does not disappear after brewing, thereby saturating the body.
  • Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of the herb, it removes the corresponding processes not only with acute respiratory infections or coughs, but also with cystitis or other diseases of the urethra. Removes toxins from the body.
  • Due to the content of nicotinic acid (vitamin PP) in chamomile, it relieves cramps, participates in the treatment of diabetes.
  • The soothing properties of this herb help to restore the nervous system, soothe breakdowns and lift your spirits.
  • Chamomile also cleanses the liver. This is especially important for those who often eat fatty foods, consume a lot of drugs and alcohol.

But with all the positive manifestations of the herb on the body, an allergic reaction and even an upset stomach is possible. This can cause intolerance to the flower or its components. Since this happens very rarely, flower tea is also useful for children.

Due to the strong effect on the body, flower tea cannot be taken simultaneously with drugs that have the same effects - sedatives, antidepressants, diuretics.

How to use a flower for medical procedures?

The flowers are not boiled, but poured with boiling water at the rate of 2 teaspoons of dry grass per mug (200 ml). let it brew for about 10 minutes, then filter and drink. You can add, as in regular tea, sugar or honey to taste. If you are a connoisseur of the taste of this tea, then to heighten the effect of the manifestation of taste, you can put the tea in a water bath for a third of an hour.

If the taste does not appeal to you, then flowers of other herbs can be added to the tea. This will not spoil or diminish the properties of chamomile, it will only add more usefulness and taste.

There is a wonderful recipe for such a case:

  1. You will need: 2 teaspoons of chamomile flowers, half a teaspoon of dry mint, half a small lemon, 3 tablespoons of unsweetened honey and grated zest.
  2. Preparation: pour both herbs with half a liter of boiling water, insist for about 5 minutes, then add the zest and leave for another 5 minutes. We filter, add honey.

This recipe is very suitable for children, even babies (in small concentrations and doses).

Also, for children and adults in the treatment of cough, the doctor often prescribes inhalation. This procedure not only helps warm up the airways, but also relaxes the person as a whole.

Chamomile inhalation will require:

  1. A tablespoon of flowers is brewed with 200 ml of boiling water for 40 minutes. After that, the broth is used with the addition of one liter of boiling water. For children it cools down to 30 degrees. Breathe over the steam until the water cools down.
  2. If you have an inhaler at home, then it requires a slightly different procedure for preparing a decoction. Pour a tablespoon of flowers with boiling water in half a liter and warm up with a water bath for 15 minutes. Insist half an hour and you can fill the device.


If you collect a flower yourself, without buying ready-made inflorescences in pharmacies, then it is worth considering that blooming chamomile is picked from May to August inclusive. Flowers are dried without exposure to sunlight. The better the period you choose, the better the collection will be, since in the most active period of flowering, the plant is gaining the greatest amount of nutrients.

For children, a lower concentration (1 spoonful of flowers per glass of boiling water) is used for inhalation. Chamomile tea can be served to children up to 3 years old (no more than 75 ml at a time), however, inhalation is prescribed for children only older than this age.

When coughing, tea makes it easier to cough up, and also soothes chest and throat pain. For children, it is an ideal remedy as inhalation with this herb.

Drugs with this gift of fields can lead to an overdose of certain chemical compounds in the body.

Symptoms will be headache, lethargy, and increased coughing. Therefore, in order to avoid any negative effects, especially on the body of children, consult your doctor.

A cough can be caused not by a common cold, but by many diseases: bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, and even heart disease. Therefore, only a doctor will make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe the correct treatment for both children and adults.

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