Coughing is a form of the body's defenses against disease, which is cleanse the body's response to the respiratory tract of the body. On cough medicine on the market usually contain components antitussive, expectorant, decongestant or combinations between these materials.

Because cough is not a disease but a symptom of a disease, then to cure it can be done with relative ease. Even to suppress the cough we can use herbal medicine by utilizing several types of plants. By that way, cost that we spend could be so much cheaper. The plants are based on scientific research could be used to suppress the cough is as follows:

1. Lime (Citrus Aurantii Fructus)
Lime for use of the cough is mostly done empirically. Lime contains vitamin C which can be connected with the activities munomodulator. Contains oil in the lime can be useful as an aroma therapy in the respiratory tract. Current clinical studies for standardized extract (Sineprin) is more widely used for weight control.

2. Thymi herb (Thymi Herb)
Thymi is one plant that has long been used as an anti-cough. The main effect as an expectorant and anti pasmodik. This activity allegedly related to the content of essential oils (thymol and karvakrol) and flavonoids. Giving thymi oil orally, and intra-muscular in animal trials, showed stimulation of the respiratory tract. The use of thymi syrup as many 3x10 ml/day for 5 days, proved to give the same effect with bromheksin.

3. Mint Leaves (Folia Menthae)
Mint leaves can serve as an expectorant. Essential oils stimulate the respiratory mucosa, increasing or thin the mucus secretion, providing a sense of cold, as well as lowering the surface tension of the lung, thus improving the flow of incoming air. Another effect of the mint leaves as an anti-microbial.

4. Nutmeg (Myristicae Cement)
Nutmeg is the main content of essential oils. Use of Nutmeg which has supported scientific studies is as a sedative and carminative agent. Animal studies prove the Nutmeg can increase the duration of sleep.

5. Sweet root (Glycyrrhizae Radix)
Sweet is the root of the main raw material for Black Cough. The development of the Black Cough is now combined with conventional medicine. The main content of Sweet root is Glisirisin.

6. Ginger rhizome (Rhizoma Zingebris)
Ginger has long been used for treatment of flu symptoms. The effects associated with the immunomodulatory activity. In addition, some compounds contained in ginger may be useful in increasing body temperature. Clinical trials Ginger is used more as an anti-nausea and vomiting.

7. Rhizome powder (Kaemferaie Rhizoma)
The main benefit in relieving the cough is to overcome the effects of respiratory disorders. Effectiveness data for respiratory disorders are generally still in experimental animals. The use of rhizome powder in aromatherapy is for relaxation, carminative and sedative. It also can be used as a cosmetic. Its activator are aso Ethyl cinnamic and relaxation.

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