Research Investigates Positive Effects of Turmeric for Cough


Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/05/2015 -- Cough is one of the most common conditions that many people suffer from, especially those who reside in places with cold weather. There are many remedies for cough and they include natural ingredients such as turmeric.

Research investigates the positive effects of turmeric for cough. Cough often develops from a hidden disease, such as bacterial infection of the upper respiratory tract, allergic rhinitis, asthma, pneumonia, sinusitis or reflex of stomach contents. If the cough is initiated by a bacterial infection or allergic reactions, it can result in sore throat, nausea, headache, fever and post nasal drip.

"Medicines such as pharmaceutical drugs are typically used for coughs. Unfortunately, some of these drugs cause certain side effects," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.

Turmeric is scientifically named as Curcuma longa and it is known for its medicinal properties. It is one of the best known remedies for cough, mainly because of its anti-viral and antibacterial properties. According to experts, the medicinal value of turmeric can be credited to its key ingredient called curcumin. Curcumin contains antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and ant-viral properties. The anti-inflammatory action it offers is believed to provide relief in chest congestion, which often develops in individuals with chronic cough. The oil extracted from turmeric is also believed to be helpful in getting rid of phlegm.

According to experts, turmeric can be used in various ways to aid against a cough. For coughs associated with a runny nose, sufferers can mix turmeric with hot water and drink the solution. To make a strong expectorant, they can utilize the smoke that comes from burnt turmeric. Those who suffer from chronic cold and cough can keep a small piece of turmeric in the mouth all night. Turmeric root can also be roasted and ground into powder. Sufferers of a dry persistent cough can take the powder three times a day.

If the cough is caused by bacteria, sufferers may mix curcumin powder with warm milk. Individuals who suffer from cough and sinus congestion can add turmeric powder to boiling water; they may inhale the vapors and use a blanket for covering. To make curcumin more effective and improve absorption, sufferers can mix it with egg yolks or coconut oil.

Today, many people are using turmeric supplements for various health purposes. Since there are many supplements available nowadays, it is important that consumers know exactly how to choose the right product. There are those who choose turmeric supplements that contain a black pepper extract known as BioPerine. Supplements such as these are believed to be more effective in delivering therapeutic benefits (

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Benjamin Lasance