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I have been coughing for days, what can I do?

Coughing is a natural reflex of the body:  it is trying to expel irritants from the respiratory tracts.  But when the irritants do not go away, it can be exhausting!!!  Sleep is disrupted, the throat get sore, muscles of the abdomen get sore and we can even end up with a headache.  We must act before it gets to this extreme.
Loose cough
A cough can be loose or dry.  A loose cough is accompanied by a fair production of mucus.   In those cases we must not stop the cough, since the germs will then stay inside the body, causing an even worst infection.  On the contrary, we have to help the body in its efforts to get rid of the mucus.

The best product for this is Bronchosan from A.Vogel. The ingredients are: fresh wild ivy herb, organic fresh thyme herb, licorice root, star of anise essential oil and eucalyptus essential oil. 

These plants have the following properties:  antispasmodic, expectorant, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, emollient and antioxidant.  An interesting fact: eucalyptus essential oil helps reduce the release of histamine in the respiratory tract, which is of importance when fighting asthma or allergies.  In summary, the synergy of Bronchosan’s components promotes not only the relief of cough and cold symptoms and the drainage of secretions, but also accelerates healing by supporting the immune system’s natural functions, either by direct effects, or by antioxidant effects.
Do not take if known allergy to one of the ingredients.  Bronchosan is not recommended during pregnancy and nursing.  The use of Bronchosan with anticoagulant medications is not recommended.  On the other hand, it does not contain enough licorice to cause hypertension and water retention.  It is ideal for those with allergies to Echinacea or plants in the daisy family since it does not contain any.
Dry cough
Dry cough is caused by an irritation of the throat.  Then the best supplement that will soothe the throat, reduce inflammation and eliminate all germs (antiseptic) is Soothing cough Syrup.  It contains the juice and extract of fresh organic and wild Spruce buds.  The essential oils they contain help reduce secretions, are bronchial antispasmodic, stimulate expectoration and are antiseptics.  Spruce buds are rich in terpenes, small mucolytic molecules that allow a dilution of secretions which is helping expectoration. The other ingredients are natural sugars (unrefined cane sugar, honey, concentrated pear juice and malt) that promote expectoration, dilute secretions and flush out germs for at least 2 hours. 

For children less than 2 years old, consult a health professional before administering the Santasapina syrup.  Do not take if known allergy to one of the ingredients.  Because of its high sugar content, this product should not be given to people with diabetes  hypoglycemia or Candida albicans.  There is no known contraindication for pregnancy or breastfeeding women.

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