Cough can be treated by homeopathy and patients get much relief from homeopathic remedies for cough. They are very effective and useful for curing cough.
Homeopathic remedies for cough are highly effective. Homeopathy makes use of medicines of natural origin for treating cough and they are, therefore, safe to use for persons of all age groups. These medicines do work to treat the cause of the cough to bring about a complete recovery in a natural way.
Homeopathy does give an excellent result in acute as well as chronic cases of a cough. Cough including dry cough, a loose rattling cough, spasmodic cough, paroxysmal cough, nocturnal cough, etc are all well treated with homeopathy. Also, cough arising from various diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and pneumonia are treated remarkably well with homeopathy.
Along with cough the attending symptoms such as wheezing, expectoration, difficulty in breathing and shortness of breath also go away with the use of homeopathy.
Homeopathic Medicines for Cough
1. Drosera Rotundfolia – Remedy for a Dry Cough
Drosera Rotundifolia is very effective and helps treat dry cough. It helps cure dry, irritant cough. The cough does come in attacks that follow each other rapidly. The patient suffers from fatigue. Other symptoms are tickling in the larynx, scraping sensation (like in a sore throat) and fetid breath with the cough. Vomiting with cough may also arise. The cough usually worsens after talking or laughing.
Cough that does appear during measles or following it is also treated well with this remedy. Drosera is also well indicated for a cough that begins on lying down. This is also an important natural treatment for cough variant asthma.
2. Antimonium Tart – Medicine for a Rattling Cough
Antimonium Tart is good for rattling cough. The patient suffers from rattling cough and the lungs are full of mucus. The cough remains continue throughout the day as well as night. The patient does face excessive difficulty in raising the phlegm. Breathing is difficult. The patient also experiences a burning sensation in the chest. Chest pain due to coughing also arises in certain cases. This is one of the popular homeopathic remedies for cough.
3. Conium Maculatum – Treatment for a Cough Worse at Night
Conium Maculatum is rather useful for a nocturnal cough. The patient has a cough at night on lying down. They are restless at night and also tend to sit up many times due to coughing spells. There is a tickling sensation. Some may feel a dry spot in the larynx and have a headache on coughing.
4. Ipecac — For Cough with Difficult Phlegm
Ipecac is good for a cough with difficult expectoration. The patient suffers from a loose rattling cough with marked difficulty in expectoration. A constricted feeling in the chest and shortness of breath may also arise. Suffocative spells may indeed accompany the cough. Nausea and vomiting with a cough are also present in a majority of the cases.
5. Spongia Tosta—For a Cough with Dry Air Passages
Spongia Tosta is a medicine that very useful when there is a cough with extreme dryness of all the air passages. The cough is exclusively dry, barking, hacking type. Chills also accompany it. Warm drinks can provide a little relief. There is shortness of breath and labored respiration.
6. Corallium Rubrum—For a Cough from PND (postnasal dripping)
Corallium Rubrum is for a cough that is due to PND (postnasal dripping). The cough appears in quick, short attacks that follow each other in quick succession. Along with the cough, excessive hawking is there. Extreme exhaustion is felt.
7. Millifolium—For Cough with Bloody Sputa (hemoptysis)
Millifolium is useful for a cough with bloody sputa or in any lung disease that is accompanied by the cough. There is also shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing and oppression of chest appears. Hemoptysis after injury or following violent exertion also does indicate the use of Millifolium.
8. Natrum Mur—Treatment for a Cough with White Phlegm
The cough with white sputa expectoration requires Natrum Mur. Other symptoms are a cough with tears, a headache of bursting nature, and shortness of breath. A sore, bruised feeling is there in the chest. Involuntary urination during coughing can also occur.
9. Kali Sulph and Pulsatilla Nigricans —Remedies for Cough with Yellow & Green Phlegm
Kali Sulph is useful for a cough with expectoration of thick yellow colored sputa. It is also good for mucus in the chest, difficult expectoration, and wheezing in one’s chest.
Pulsatilla Nigricans is useful for greenish expectoration.
10. Phosphorus and Hepar Sulph—For a Cough in Bronchitis
Phosphorus and Hepar Sulph are good for cough in bronchitis. It helps treat frothy or blood-stained sputum. The phlegm may be salty or even sweet to taste. Strong odors may trigger a cough.
11. Arsenic Album—For an Asthmatic Cough
Arsenic Album is very good for asthmatic cough. The patient is faced with symptoms such as shortness of breath, and wheezing/whistling in the chest. Tightness in the chest can also occur. Tenacious expectoration of yellow/ green color may be there. Other attending feature is suffocative attacks during sleep. Anxiety and restlessness may also occur in persons along with the above symptoms.
12. Antimonium Arsenicosum – For a Cough in Emphysema
Antimonium Arsenicosum treats cough in persons who are suffering from emphysema. Along with a cough, extreme dyspnea (difficulty in breathing) is also there. There are general weakness and loss of appetite.
13. Bryonia Alba –For a Cough in Pneumonia
Bryonia Alba is good for cough in pneumonia patients. The patient is faced with a dry, hard cough and a brick-colored/blood-streaked sputa. Chest pain is there on coughing.
14. Sambucus Nigra – For Cough in Children
Sambucus Nigra is meant to treat cough in children. The cough is normally of paroxysmal type. The cough is troublesome during the night.
15. Senega—For Cough in Older Adults
Senega is meant to treat cough in the elderly. Rattling in the chest with marked difficulty in raising the tough sputa arises along with the cough. Soreness and oppressed sensation in the chest are felt. Pain in the back due to coughing is felt. A cough in asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis all indicates the use of Senega.
16. Cina and Coccus Cacti—For a Spasmodic Cough
Cina and Coccus Cacti are useful for a spasmodic cough. Cina Maritima is good for a violent cough that ends in vomiting. The cough is so intense that one gets tears in the eyes. The cough generally appears in paroxysms with attending shortness of breath.
17. Nux Vomica—For a Cough with Acidity (GERD)
Nux Vomica is meant for a cough with acidity. The symptoms associated with it are cough and difficulty in breathing with an accumulation of gas in the abdomen. Nausea, vomiting, fullness in the stomach and sour/bitter belching are prominently present with a cough.