Dry Cough and Sore Throat

Natural ways to treat dry cough and sore throat

We are going through the deadly covid-19 pandemic’s second wave which has engulfed the entire world causing havoc everywhere. The post-covid-19 ongoing symptoms are proving to be more disturbing and life-threatening. The most common post-covid-19 after-effects are persistent dry cough and sore throat.

Common cause of post-covid-19 dry cough and sore throat

Cough is a part of body’s defense against germs and irritants like dust, phlegm, pollutants. It is a reflex action to clear these irritants from lungs and windpipe. Due to excessive coughing during the covid-19 infection, there is irritation and inflammation along the airways lining and windpipe. The cough thus develops into a cycle even after post-covid-19 infection, which can last for 1-2 months resulting in voice hoarseness, breathlessness, sore throat and heart palpitations.

Natural ways to treat dry cough and sore throat

Monisha’s Mantra has been guiding everyone on the prevention and treatment of dry cough naturally in the following manner:

  • Stay well hydrated by drinking warm water as well as warm water with honey and lemon, vegetable and lentil soups, herbal teas
  • Regular steam inhalations with carom seeds (ajwain) and warm salt water gargles

Sujok Therapy

1. Acupressure – regular massaging of corresponding respiratory tract on palm with thumb, from base of lifeline right up to upper area of thumb. Do it for a minute, 4 times daily.

2. Rub the juice of basil (tulsi leaves) on stimulated palm area corresponding to respiratory tract, 2-3 times daily.

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