The nervous cough, also called psychogenic cough or anxiety cough, it is characterized by the nagging feeling of something in the throat and blocks the airway. A cough that appears suddenly, and that can become persistent, being triggered usually by the stress and the nervousness. What to do? To end the nervous cough we can count with the help of some natural remedies, but first review what the most common features of this uncomfortable disorder are.
As we have noted the nervous cough may accompany periods or situations of stress or anxiety, can affect both adults and children. Although the symptoms are easy to recognize, it is advisable to consult your doctor to rule out the presence of any type of respiratory infection.
Nervous cough remedies: Bach flowers
When the nervous cough is related to emotional stress, to combat it we can count on the help of natural medicine and in particular of the plants that have soothing and calming effect. Among the most recommended Bach flowers:
- Gorse: A remedy that instills strength, courage.
- Centaury: The Bach Flower able to provide security and willpower.
- Walnut: The Bach Flower indicated for people who are going through a difficult period.
- Agrimonia: Used to calm anxiety.
The homeopathy also offers some remedies for nervous cough.
Among them, the Ignatia Amara, a plant that is used for all the disorders caused by stress and difficult periods in hypersensitive patients.
- Acidum: Used for stress and breakdown.
- Argentum Nitricum: Indicated for generalized anxiety and fears.
- Yellow Jasmine: To treat excessive emotion and performance anxiety.
- Ambra grisea: For those who constantly live in the states of generalized anxiety disorder.
Among the natural remedies to combat nervous cough we can also rely on the use of herbal infusions that help relax and relieve stress. The herbs for tea (infusion should be left for a period of 10 to 15 minutes and then drink) most recommended are:
- Chamomile: Calming effect, thanks to its content of azulene and bisabolol.
- Valerian: Herb that promotes sleep and relaxation, thanks to its content of valerenic acids and alkaloids.
- Passionflower: One of the plants appreciated for their calming and relaxing action.