Tea and other herbal infusions have been traditionally recommended for use in fighting the pesky cough.
The cough is a bodily mechanism for expelling unwanted particles in the system and is manifested as a forceful eviction of air and foreign materials through the mouth. As such, coughing is actually a defense device of the body.
However, the cough becomes a major irritant if the expulsion of the foreign bodies makes a person hack endlessly, uncomfortably and uncontrollably.
The two types of cough are the dry cough, in which no sputum is evident, and the the wet cough where liquid or mucus is ejected. The mucus contains all the germs and unwanted foreign materials that the body has expelled.
Some herbal tea remedies have been traditionally used to combat cough. Some of these teas are:
Andrographis Tea – this tea may help fight disorders of the upper respiratory tract.
Agrimony Tea – May be helpful in treating coughs
Angelica Tea – may help treat hacking cough and bronchitis.
Anamu Tea – this tea from the South American herb is believed to help fight congestion-related ailments.
Anise Tea – is an excellent expectorant.
Astragalus Tea – Helpful in fighting whooping cough.
Black Cohosh Tea – May be helpful in fighting the cough
Borage Tea – May be helpful in treating dry cough
Bugleweed Tea – May help in suppressing cough
Burdock Tea – May help treat bronchial cough
Calamus Tea – May help fight chest congestion
Caraway Tea – May help fight cough and bronchial disorders
Celandine Tea – May be used as treatment for whooping cough
Chai Tea – May help suppress coughing
Chaparral Tea – When its steam is inhaled, may help alleviate cough & congestion problems
Cinnamon Tea – traditionally used as home remedy for cough relief
Coltsfoot Tea – Helps in treating dry cough and whooping cough
Damiana Tea – Helpful in suppressing cough
Dill Tea – May help in the treatment of coughs, cold and flu
Echinacea Tea – May help reduce symptoms of cough
Elderberry Tea – May help fight cough
Elecampane Tea – has been a proven expectorant
Ephedra Tea – may help alleviate cough and other respiratory ailments.
Eucalyptus Tea – when inhaled, may help relieve asthma.
Eyebright Tea – May be helpful in alleviating cough
Fennel Tea – Can have soothing actions on the upper respiratory tract
Fenugreek Tea – May help in expelling phlegm
Flax Tea – May help in the treatment of cough
Forsythia Tea – May be helpful in relieving cough and influenza
Ginger Tea – may be helpful in fighting cough
Goat’s Rue Tea – may aid in cough relief
Goldenrod Tea – May help ease whooping cough
Heather Tea – May be helpful against the cough
Horehound Tea – May be helpful in fighting upper respiratory diseases like cough
Hyssop Tea – great for treatment of cough and colds
Iceland Moss Tea – May be useful in treating cough
Jamaican Dogwood Tea – may help in cough suppression
Lavender Tea – May be helpful in alleviating cough
Lemon Verbena Tea – May be helpful as an expectorant
Licorice Tea – Can have healing actions on the throat and can help as an expectorant
Linden Tea – May help in alleviating cough and colds
Lovage Tea – May help in treating bronchial coughs
Lungwort Tea – may aid in cough relief
Marjoram Tea – May help relieve dry cough
Meadowsweet Tea – Traditionally used to relieve cough
Mistletoe Tea – may be helpful against respiratory ailments such as cough
Mullein Tea – can substantially help expelling mucus by liquefying it
Myrtle Tea – May help in treating dry cough
Orris Tea – may have substantial expectorant properties
Osha Tea – may help against bronchial and congestion problems
Peppermint Tea – May help clear congestion and cough
Periwinkle Tea – Used as cough remedy in China
Plantain Tea – may help relieve cough and other ailments involving respiratory congestion
Pleurisy Root Tea – may be helpful in relieving cough and other congestion problems
Reishi Tea – may be helpful against cough.
Rosehip Tea – may be effective cough treatment due to its high Vitamin C content.
Rue Tea – may help in the treatment of coughs.
Safflower Tea – may help soothe cough and bronchial spasms.
Sassafras Tea – may help in the treatment of bronchitis.
Saw Palmetto Tea – may help in fighting against persistent cough.
Slippery Elm Tea – May be helpful in treating cough
Soapwort Tea – may help fight cough and other bronchial ailments.
Solomon’s Seal Tea – may be helpful against cough & other bronchial ailments.
Speedwell Tea – May be helpful as expectorant
Spikenard Tea – May help against cough
Thyme Tea – Helpful in treating coughs releated to colds and flu.
Tulsi Tea – may help alleviate some respiratory problems
Usnea Tea – May be helpful in alleviating cough
Violet Leaf Tea – may help in the relief of cough, colds, asthma and other congestive & respiratory ailments.
Wild Cherry Bark Tea – Prescribed by Chinese physicians for cough
While taking note of the beneficial effects of these types of tea in combating a cough, it is also recommended that consultations be done with qualified medical practitioners.