Having a consistent cough that doesn’t go away can be quite irritating and make your throat raw and painful for days to come. Plus, it has other repercussions as well – do you want to be that guy in the back seat that coughs during a show or some lecture? If you’re suffering from chronic cough, we have the perfect remedy for you.
A chronic cough can last for up to 8 weeks in adults or 4 in children. It can leave you without sleep overnight, and may lead to dizziness, vomiting and even rib fractures in some severe cases. Usually, chronic coughs are caused by smoking, asthma and possible acid reflux, but all of it can be luckily relieved by treating the underlying problem.
The most common symptoms of a chronic cough are shortness of breath, wheezing, runny nose, postnasal drip, hoarseness, sore throat, heartburn and coughing up blood. If you’ve experienced these symptoms, you have a chronic cough that needs to be resolved as soon as possible. Whatever the cause, the remedy we have for you today will treat the problem efficiently and works better than cough syrup or any other over-the-counter drug.
How do oranges relieve sickness?
It’s safe to say that oranges are among the healthiest fruits in the world. They are great for our body when we’re sick due to the high content of vitamin C which can reinforce your immune system. They are cultivated all over the world and can be easily found for cheap. Oranges are used in different products ranging from jams and marmalades to soothing face masks.
Oranges have more than 150 phytochemicals and 60 flavonoids which will give your health a significant boost. The compounds have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and a medium-sized orange can provide 130% of the RDA of vitamin C per day which will reinforce your immune system and help you overcome ailments quickly.
Although cooking an orange eliminates most of the vitamin C in the fruit, it allows us to use the albedo, the soft, thread-like thing that we usually throw away along the orange peel. Steaming the fruit with some salt, however, can extract the bioflavonoids of the albedo from the juice and pulp and allow us to enjoy their numerous benefits. Here’s what you need to do:
- 1 medium-sized orange
- A pinch of salt
Put the orange in a bowl of salty water for about 20 minutes, then slice a piece out of the top. Now, puncture a few holes at the top of the orange with a toothpick or fork, then sprinkle ½ a teaspoon of salt in the same holes and leave the orange until the salt dissolves (usually takes a few hours). Cover the orange with the previously sliced cap, then steam it in a steamer for up to 20 minutes. Serve the orange warm – for best results, you need to eat the pulp and drink the juice as well.
This amazing home remedy will treat the underlying problem that is causing your cough and successfully relieve it. If you’re suffering from a chronic cough, we strongly suggest trying the orange – you’ll be amazed by the results!