During autumn and winter, we have to deal with colds more often.
A common symptom of a cold is coughing.
But coughing can also have another cause, such as the smoker's cough, asthma attacks, allergies and infections.
Cough and coughing attacks can be divided into two categories.
The deep sitting and the excitable cough:
Their names speak for themselves.
With deep-sitting cough, phlegm (sometimes tough) is coughed up.
An irritant cough does not produce phlegm, and arises from stimuli or even from stress.
Coughing can be very annoying, and we'll be happy to get rid of it.
It goes without saying that there are plenty of means to combat cough, because everyone has to deal with it.
Medicine producers have therefore put on the market an arsenal of antitussive and antitussive drugs, some already more expensive, more flavorful than others, and often matt additives that are superfluous.
Actually, all kinds of syrups have much in common.
They are syrups based on sugar and spices.
Sometimes there's codeine in it.
Codeine is usually not needed, and it is often seized too quickly, it can act slightly addictive and cause fatigue.
Cough syrup with codeine is best used only on the recommendation of the doctor.
And with persistent coughing, it is always advisable to seek doctor's advice.
For the ordinary cough, for which we do not need a doctor immediately.
Can we prepare an efficient cough syrup ourselves in a simple way.
It is cheap, does not contain additives whose origin we do not know, and, moreover, it works very well.
Do you want to test it yourself? Here is a basic recipe, and most often it is enough!
To properly store the syrup, preferably put them boiling in sterilized dark bottles.
And you keep them in a cool dry place, out of the light.
In the fridge goes too.
This is a basic recipe, you can vary endlessly with it.
Add sage and or honey also acts soothing for the throat.
On the Internet you will find numerous useful recipes, vary and try out for yourself what is best for you, and most importantly what tastes best, because the bottles on the market can be disappointing in this area.
Do not use it if you are allergic to certain herbs, this is also not suitable for diabetics.