Cough medicines commonly used are those containing antitussives, decongestants, expectorants, or a combination. For treatment other than conventional medicine can also be with herbal medicine.
Problems faced are still not much data available relating to the mechanism in dealing with herbal cough. Abdul Mun’im, MSI, PhD from the Graduate Faculty of Pharmacy Herbal UI Department of OB Herbal Junior at launch in Jakarta, revealed some findings about the plants that can treat a cough, both traditional and scientific research.
Here are some plants that can be used to treat a cough:
A. Ginger rhizome (Rhizoma Zingebris)
Ginger and preparations have 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.