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Antitussive Herbs

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Antitussive Herbs

Herbs with antitussive agents are cough suppressants for dry coughs.

Antitussive drugs are being given mixed reviews by the medical community and the safety and efficacy of the chemical remedies is under continuous scrutiny. Medical providers and consumers have been using decongestants, antihistamines, antitussives, and expectorants.

A week after the FDA recommended a ban on virtually all cold medicines used for infants and children under the age of two, a new panel recommended a broadening of this ban to include all children under the age of six; perhaps even as old as twelve.

Many find this trend to be unsettling and alternative treatments may be the answer for short term cough relief and non-chronic dry cough. Antitussive herbs have long been used to relieve cough due to colds and congestion.

Medicinal herbs with the main actions of relieving cough and asthma are called antitussive and antiasthmatic herb. Phlegm resolving medicinal herbs are mainly used for cough due to excessive phlegm or asthma due to phlegm-retention, unsmooth coughing sputum, etc. Antitussive medicinal herbs are mainly indicated for cough and asthma caused by internal infection and external effects like a common cold.

Coughs are a symptom of respiratory tract involvement in any disease or imbalance. They can accompany colds, flu, and throat, bronchial, or lung irritation or more serious conditions such as bronchitis, pneumonia, whooping cough, or even lung cancer. If the cough continues for more than a few weeks, it is best to consult a qualified health practitioner.
Herbs in the antitussive category include herbs used to treat chronic cough and cough related conditions

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