How do I Choose the Best Homeopathic Cough Syrup?

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  • Written By: Rebecca Harkin
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A cough can come in several different forms, such as a congested cough, dry cough, cough caused by a tickle in the throat, and cough associated with asthma or croup. The best homeopathic cough syrup will be tailored to treat these different forms of coughing. If it is hard to determine the best homeopathic cough syrup from the name or product’s description, you can look at the ingredients in the cough syrup to see if it contains components which will treat your particular cough. A homeopathic cough syrup should be tried as directed, for one or two days and if relief is found you should continue use, but if the cough syrup does not help after a day or two, you may want to try another formula. It may be prudent to see a doctor if a cough lasts longer than a week or two and is accompanied by a fever.

The best treatment for a congested cough is often a homeopathic cough syrup containing antimonium tart, hepar sulphuris calcareum and pulsatilla. Atimonium tart is helpful to relieve a loose cough as well as respiratory difficulties, such as pain with breathing. Hepar sulphuris calcareum suppresses a loose cough which brings up mucus and is often set off by exposure to cold temperatures outside or from ingesting cold liquids or foods. Pulsatilla helps with coughs that are dry at night but congested in the morning after lying flat while sleeping.


Dry coughs can be relieved using a homeopathic cough syrup which contains sulphur, spongia tosta, bryonia, chamomilla, ferrum phosphoricum, drosera, and nux vomica. Sulphur is useful when your cough is dry, burning, and is exacerbated at nighttime. Spongia tosta, bryonia, chamomilla and ferrum phosphoricum help to relieve a dry, barking cough. Drosera treats a dry cough which sounds more like a whooping cough and sometimes results in vomiting. Nux vomica treats a repetitive, dry cough which can cause stomachaches, headaches, and vomiting.

Coughs brought on by a tickle in the throat is often alleviated using a homeopathic cough syrup containing rumex crispus, phosphorus, belladonna, chamomilla, and aconitum napellus. Rumex crispus, phosphorus, and belladonna help with a cough provoked by a tickle sensation in the throat. Chamomilla and aconitum napellus are used for a tickle type cough aggravated by cold exposure or a physiologically stressful situation. Asthma or croup often incites a cough which is relieved using a homeopathic cough syrup containing spongia tosta, ipecacuanha, and aconitum napellus.


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