My daughter daily coughs up mucus and sometimes it gets stuck. She has asthma and this concerns me. We are looking at all ways to break down the mucus

Your daughter would need a two-fold approach to her treatment. You need to stop her from coughing and also need to concentrate on loosening up her mucus so that she can avoid asthma attacks. You can use the kitchen for all the remedies in both cases. Grapes are a very good cough suppressant and expectorant since they will clear up the lungs. You can eat them as is or take a cup of juice thrice a day. Half a cup of onion juice and two tablespoons of honey will also have the same effect. Besides, onion juice also loosens phlegm. Warm carrot juice can help with the cough. A pinch of freshly ground black pepper mixed with a teaspoon each of honey and lime juice will reduce cough. Half a teaspoon each of ginger juice and honey mixed and taken about four times a day will help loosen mucus. You can also make an herbal tea with aniseed, holy basil, peppercorns and ginger and have the child sip this. If she cannot take the spicy taste, add honey to improve the taste. This is the best remedy for loosening phlegm.

In order to help her fight further infection and improve her general health and immunity, give her Indian gooseberry (indian gooseberry) powder. This will work to fight her infections and keep her healthier in the future as well. Finally, put her to bed with a glass of hot milk with half a teaspoon of turmeric powder mixed in. This is the best remedy for a sore throat and it will also help with healing.

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