Coughing often accompanies viral or bacterial infections; these include colds, influenza, croup (harsh, barking cough in young children), laryngitis, bronchitis, and pneumonia. Other causes are a postnasal drip, often related to allergies-mucus from the nose drains into the breathing tubes, causing an irritating tickle.
Smoking cigarettes causes continual irritation of the tubes and is the number-one cause of coughs. In addition the mind-body doesn't necessarily distinguish between a physical and an emotional
In Ayurveda a dry cough is a sign of a vata imbalance, a cough accompanied by infection is associated with a pitta imbalance usually is accompanied by a fever, and a "productive" cough (mucus) is due to a kapha imbalance.
The yoga position known as Lion Pose is therapeutic for coughs. It's helpful to rest, drink fluids, and try to cough up any phlegm; increasing the humidity in the room thins the mucus and makes it
For chronic cough: Mix together 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and 1 teaspoon honey; take this mixture two or three times a day.
For a dry (vata) cough: Mix equal parts fennel powder and rock candy; chew as needed. Or make a tea by combining 1 teaspoon fennel seeds with 1 cup hot water and let steep for 20 minutes;
The habanero chile (Capsicum chinense Jacquin) is the most intensely spicy chile pepper of the Capsicum genus. Unripe habaneros are green, but the color at maturity varies. Common colors are orange and red, but white, brown, and pink are also seen.