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17 Homeopathic Remedies For Cough

homeopathic medicines for coughHomeopathic treatment for cough is highly effective in most cases. Homeopathy uses medicines of natural origin for treating cough and they are, therefore, safe to use for persons of all age group. These medicines work to treat the cause of the cough so as to bring about a complete recovery in a natural way.

Homeopathy gives an excellent result in acute as well as chronic cases of a cough. Cough including dry cough, loose rattling cough, spasmodic cough, paroxysmal cough, nocturnal cough, all are wonderfully treated with homeopathy. Also, cough arising from various diseases like asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and pneumonia is treated remarkably well with homeopathy.

Along with cough the attending symptoms like wheezing, expectoration, difficulty in breathing and shortness of breath also go away with the use of homeopathy.

Homeopathic Medicines for Cough

There is a large list of therapeutics for the treatment of cough. Among them, the top-ranked include – Drosera Rotundifolia, Antimonium Tart, and Conium Maculatum. The characteristic features of these remedies are as below:

1. Drosera Rotundfolia – Remedy for a Dry Cough

Drosera Rotundifolia is a very effective homeopathic remedy for a cough that is dry. For using Drosera, a dry, irritative (irritant) cough is the chief indicator. The cough comes in attacks that follow each other rapidly. A marked fatigue attends the coughing episodes. Other accompanying symptoms include tickling in the larynx, scraping sensation (like in a sore throat) and fetid breath with the cough. Vomiting with cough may also arise. The cough usually worsens after talking or laughing.

Cough that appears during measles or following it is also treated well with this remedy. Drosera is also a well indicated for a cough that begins on lying down. This is also an important natural treatment for cough variant asthma

2. Antimonium Tart – Medicine for a Rattling Cough

 Antimonium Tart works very well in cases of rattling cough. The patient has a loose, rattling cough and the lungs feel full of mucus. The cough remains constant throughout the day and night. The patient faces excessive difficulty in raising the phlegm. Along with this, difficulty in breathing (most marked at night time) is present. Difficulty in breathing makes a person sit up from a prone position (in which it is worse). In addition to the above symptoms, a burning sensation in the chest may be present. Chest pain on coughing also arises in some of the cases. A cough that worsens after each meal is yet another characteristic feature pointing towards the use of Antimonium Tart

3. Conium Maculatum – Treatment for a Cough Worse at Night

 Conium Maculatum is useful for a nocturnal cough. The patient has a cough at night on lying down.  They are restless at night and tend to sit up many times due to coughing spells. A tickling sensation in the throat pit may be prominently present. A few individuals may complain of an unusually dry spot in the larynx. In some cases, a headache on coughing may arise.

4. Ipecac — For Cough with Difficult Phlegm

Ipecac is a suitable medicine for a cough with difficult expectoration. The patient has a loose rattling cough with marked difficulty in expectoration. A constricted feeling in the chest and shortness of breath may arise. Suffocative spells may accompany the cough. Nausea and vomiting with a cough are also present in a majority of the cases.

5. Spongia Tosta—For a Cough with Dry Air Passages

Spongia Tosta is a medicine that is highly useful when there is a cough with extreme dryness of all the air passages. The cough is an exclusively dry, barking, hacking type. Chills may attend the cough. Warm drinks may offer a little relief.  Along with this, shortness of breath and labored respiration may also be present.

6. Corallium Rubrum—For a Cough from PND (post nasal dripping)

 Corallium Rubrum is for cough that results from PND (post nasal dripping). The cough appears in quick, short attacks that follow each other in quick succession. Along with the cough, excessive hawking is also present. Extreme exhaustion is felt along with the cough. A vital symptom that attends the above symptoms are extremely sensitive air passages to air (inhaled air feels cold).

7. Millifolium—For Cough with Bloody Sputa (hemoptysis)

 Millifolium is of immense help in a cough with bloody sputa or in any lung disease with accompanying cough. In addition, shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing and oppression of chest appear. Hemoptysis after injury or following violent exertion also indicates the use of Millifolium.

8. Natrum Mur—Treatment for a Cough with White Phlegm

For a cough with white sputa expectoration, Natrum Mur is a beneficial medicine. The sputa may be salty to taste. Other attending symptoms are a cough with the flowing of tears from the eyes, a headache of bursting nature, and shortness of breath. A sore, bruised feeling in the chest also appears. Another symptom that may arise is involuntary urination during coughing.

9. Kali Sulph and Pulsatilla Nigricans —Remedies for Cough with Yellow & Green Phlegm

 Kali Sulph is a valuable remedy for cough with expectoration of thick yellow coloured sputa. Other symptoms pointing to the use of Kali Sulph are the rattling of mucus in the chest, difficult expectoration, and wheezing in the chest.

Pulsatilla Nigricans is an important remedy for cough where greenish expectoration is present. The patient’s cough may get aggravated in a warm room and find relief in the open air. Pulsatilla Nigricans is also suited for a cough after measles.

10. Phosphorus and Hepar Sulph—For a Cough in Bronchitis

Phosphorus and Hepar Sulph are beneficial medicines for cough in bronchitis. The characteristic indicators for using Phosphorus are cough with sputum expectoration of a purulent nature, frothy or blood-stained sputum. The phlegm may be salty or sweet to taste. Strong odours may trigger a cough.

Along with cough, chest tightness, oppression of chest, and sharp stitching pain in the chest may be present. Heat/ burning sensation in the chest may also appear in a few individuals needing Phosphorus.

Hepar Sulph is significant medicine for bronchitis in older adults. The symptoms indicating use of Hepar Sulph are a loose rattling cough with thick, tenacious, yellow sputa. The cough may worsen from exposure to cold air, while warmth relieves it.

11. Arsenic Album—For an Asthmatic Cough

 Arsenic Album is an excellent choice of medicine for an asthmatic cough. The symptoms indicating the use of Arsenic Album are a cough with shortness of breath, and wheezing/whistling in the chest. Tightness in the chest may also arise. Tenacious expectoration of yellow/ green colour may be there. Other attending feature is suffocative attacks during sleep. Anxiety and restlessness may occur in persons along with above symptoms.

12. Antimonium Arsenicosum – For a Cough in Emphysema

 Antimonium Arsenicosum is a remedy for treating cough in persons having emphysema. Along with a cough, extreme dyspnea (difficulty in breathing) attends. In most cases lying down worsens the cough and dyspnea. Excessive mucus expectoration is also there with an emphysematous cough. In addition, a general weakness and loss of appetite may be present.

13. Bryonia Alba –For a Cough in Pneumonia

 Bryonia Alba is beneficial for a cough in pneumonia patients. The guiding symptoms for using Bryonia Alba include a dry, hard cough and brick coloured/blood streaked sputa. Chest pain on coughing, which makes a person hold the chest is the chief attending feature. Stitching pain in the chest which is worse on inhaling is another prominent symptom for using Bryonia Alba. The chest pain may benefit from lying on the painful side.

14. Sambucus Nigra – For Cough in Children

Sambucus Nigra is a well indicated medicine for treating cough in children. The cough is usually of paroxysmal type. The most troublesome time for a cough is during the night. Sudden spells, mainly of a suffocative cough arise during night hours. A child needing Sambucus Nigra frequently sits up at night because of the coughing spells. Along with the cough, a whistling sound from the chest is also present in most cases.

15. Senega—For Cough in Older Adults

 Senega is of high value for treating cough in the elderly. A rattling in the chest with marked difficulty in raising the tough sputa arises along with the cough. Soreness and oppressed sensation in the chest may also assist. Pain in the back on coughing could be present. A cough in asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis all indicates the use of Senega.

16. Cina and Coccus Cacti—For a Spasmodic Cough

Cina and Coccus Cacti are significant medicines for a spasmodic cough. Cina Maritima is helpful when there is a violent cough that ends in vomiting. The cough is so intense that it brings tears to the eyes. The cough usually appears in paroxysms with attending shortness of breath. Coccus Cacti is useful when a spasmodic cough is worse in the morning. The cough ends with vomiting of viscid mucus. Coccus Cacti is also prominent when there is a cough in regular paroxysms with expectoration of much ropy mucus.

17. Nux Vomica—For a Cough with Acidity (GERD)

 Nux Vomica is an important medicine for a cough with acidity. The symptoms indicating its use are cough and difficulty in breathing with an accumulation of gas in the abdomen. Nausea, vomiting, fullness in the stomach and sour/bitter belching are prominently present with a cough.

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  1. Sandip Thombre says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am suffering from cough in throat from last 10-12 years, every time (every after 5 min) I feel I have cough in through. then I have to take some water to split the cough out of mouth.
    colour of cough is white. Other than that I have no problem in breathing and any other thing.
    my age is 40 yrs and weight is 54kg.

  2. Niladri Singha says:

    Dear sir/mam, pls suggest a medicine for productive cough

  3. Nagaraj Deshpande says:

    Sir I am suffering coughing with white phlegm since one year so please suggest best medicine sir

  4. Sir
    I use to get advantages from your beneficial notes.
    Guide me about deseases of theath decay along with
    gums alceration.


    I’m 73 years old and don’t have any permanent Disease like Pressure, Sugar, Digestive problem etc. and as such living a healthy life. I’m suffering from only one problem i.e. a rattling cough in the chest with marked difficulty in raising the loose tickling cough of transparent colour from the throat every hour, particularly from the afternoon hours every day. Please suggest Homoeo Remedy of either 6 or 30 potencies along with the duration/s for the cure.

  6. Sanjukta Ray says:

    Good Morning,
    My wife coughs only when she goes to sleep at night. That makes her irritant and she seats up on bed the whole night. With no sleep at night she finds difficulty in the day. No coughing symptoms found during day time.

  7. Dry cough,starts in afternoon and exists upto going to bed. No cough during sleep.

  8. LALIT TRIVEDI says:

    Dr. Sharma

    Good Evening .

    More than a year has past I was having white cough after every meal , but now its like its coming after every hour even i dont eat/drink any thing.
    Colour of cough is always white or transparent like VICKs vaporub.

    Kindly advice me medicine.


  9. Hello, I am wondering if you have a book of Homeopathic treatments options for different ailments?

  10. Hello Dr
    My problem is that my cousin suffering lungs cancer .
    Dy by day dry cough increased.
    Kindly tell me homeopathic syrup.
    Thanking you

  11. Hello Dr
    Please send me your WhatsApp contact no
    Dr Khan

  12. sanjeeb singh says:

    whitish cough with watery with spliting habit in my children .some time vomiting also . morning and evining time

  13. Shahid Parwaiz Malik says:

    Good morning
    Dr. Sharma

    When I wake up early in morning. I have lot of cough and spotum mostly white and sometimes dark yellow comes out. After some time cough stops but during day when I try to speak louder cough strat again. If I go into places where there is low oxygen other person remain normal but I start coughing.
    Please advice me some good medicine.
    Kind regards

    Shahid Parwaiz Malik

  14. louis Andujar says:

    cough mostly at night and triggers headaches. Please advise

  15. Child age 3years running nose always and cough at night while sleeping.

  16. Harischandra Kadambala says:

    Evening 4pm to 6pm dry cough we used brains 200p used but not get resuly age 15y mail

  17. R.N.MAKHIJA says:

    Generally after eating anything I get more or less dry cough. I am 72.Pl suggest some medicine.

  18. My mother, 78 starts coughing particularly in night after lying down on bed. It’s a dry cough from last 3 months. Pls suggest medicine

  19. Tara Sethi says:

    Persistent dry cough. Thick Yellow smelling mucus only in the morning soon after getting up. Cough worse while sleeping especially at night.

  20. Starts coughing in sleep hrs only, what is the remedy, it is chronic

    65 yrs

  21. Starts coughing in sleep hrs only, what is the remedy, it is chronic


  22. Dr. Sharma. I hv found very effective and achieved extremely good result whenever I consulted your advice. Thanks a lot Sir. May Allah bless you.

  23. Dr. S. K. Agarwal says:

    My wife had bypass surgery in 2014. She is fine , however for the last two months she feels exhausted when ever she feels hot (she had the tendency to feel hot right from the begging) and sweating on forehead then starts burping for quite some time that makes her lifeless and feels as if there is no energy left in the body. She has burping tendency even taking few sips of water that makes her desperate and feels heavy ness on the left side till the burping is over. She really feels very weak. About two months back she was fine. There is back ache pain and at times feel numbness in hands and arms for some time . Please suggest the medicine. I wish to inform that we have been using homeopathy medicines for the last 40 years, however now in Gurgaon we are not getting the right doctor.

  24. I am having x

  25. Dr rashmi tejwani says:

    Cough in morning end in bilous vomiting with retention of urine metallic smell from mouth after coughing.

  26. Dulal Roy says:

    Good morning Doctor ,my mother age 78 is suffering from acute breathlessness and dry cough. On doing nabulisation she gets temporary relief. Pls guide me how I can give her relief.
    My self D.Roy .I am from NAGPUR. My mobile no 9503012536.



  28. I have chronic problems of allergy cold . Runny nose, sore throat, water from eyes as common. My immuno is very weak says:

    DEBASISH DOUL baruah

  29. My son has cough. He is 2 years old and he has yellow discharge from nose and like barking cough. I think at it isn’t dry cough. He is tired and generally he is active kid. And he says at he has pain in throu.
    Can you help us please?

  30. tushar kalani says:

    Dear Sir

    My baby 3 years is problem coughing as night 11:00 to 12:oo And 5:00 to 6:00 contious coughing problem pls suggest a medicine pls helpful sir how to soloution this dignosis

    tushar kalani

  31. Sambhu Nath Naskar says:

    11 months old Baby. Continuing non stop cough being tired.
    Please suggest a medicine.

  32. I am 86 , in passable health for the age. On Amlong 5 mg aily. Sometimes , my BP is 118/64/70 an so on. tThe pulse is normally about 60-65. Suffering from GER. Pl Suggest Homeo Cure. Thanks.

  33. Hello doctor,

    My son has severe cough n completed 6 months just yesterday. Can you please advise if i can give stodal syrup and gun powder to him.

  34. Asaduz zaman says:

    Brilliant description

  35. Jane Ondechek says:

    I have a sister that has a very dry cough but it is accompanied with some sinus blockage way up in the nasal cavity because she can still smell through her nostrils. It is very slightly affected with humidity but otherwise no other symptoms I can give you. Her bowels move fine, she can smell & taste but has this constant dry cough all the time. I looked over the remedies and did not see anything that matched her symptoms. Can you help suggest?

    • I am age 33 male from India.
      I am having cough coming anytime when there is change of weather mostly cold.
      In cough i am having white expectatoration with some sound in chest .
      It only lasts till I cough.
      I am frugal irritable person very likely to get anger.
      I am sympathetic and easily moved to tears. I am kind helpful and a bit rrserved

      • Jyoti suman says:

        Ma’am having cough with continuous any time in a day
        taking arsenic album but not so much relief.

        • Utpal Mukherjee says:

          Doctor cough at throat , dry cough stickylike, problem creating suffocating at mid night, compel to get up from bed , nearly 30 mins walking inside the room then lie down on bed taking broad pillows on head . dry mouth ,feel thirsty , some doctor select Heper Sulp, & Rumex Cyprus but the problem still prevails. PL give me suggestions

  36. Subhasis Maiti says:

    Hello sir,
    My father is of 82 years and frequently suffers from alergic cold, asthamatic cough with short breathness. So please suggest me whether Arsenic alba 30 with Senega 200 will work better in that case or any modification will be required.

  37. I am sugar patient,suffering from dry cough for the last 10 days,,,throat problem

  38. Hello sir I’m Kesav from Nellore Andhra Pradesh,I want tell about my mother condition,my mother was suffering with a chronic cough some times it will me dry and some time comes with mucus,worsen in nights in past she used Ambra griasia for GERD cough now she is suffering with tickling cough in the throat can you suggest me the medicine and it’s dosage for it.
    Thanks and regards kesav

  39. akhilesh says:

    mera cough 2year old hai jo nose ke last position me rhta hai mera body bad efact hai Eg- hrashmet .weght loos

  40. Hi Dr,
    My 6 month old baby is having severe cough from last 1.5 months tired with lots of medicine but dint help. She is having increased mucus as i can feel it every time she cough. When she breath also i can feel that too much of phlegm is inside. Please suggest any medicine for my daughter.

  41. Diana Webb says:

    Hello Dr. Sharma,
    I have a very bad cough which I can’t seem to cough it out, Ipecac would describe it perfectly, taking Albuterol inhaler, cough med., tried mucus relief but moved to allergy meds, my blood pressure is going up, my head and ribs hurt, I am exhausted, please advise, no temp.

  42. Debasish Sahu says:

    I’m having trouble with cough,very thick and sticky sputum came out from throat every time .please advise me regarding this issue.

  43. Rahul Parashar says:

    I have been suffering from chronic cough for the last 20 days. I was put on high dose of antibiotics which just reduced the intensity but did not go completely. A rattling sound is there in my chest and throat. The cough starts with the whistling sound and leaves tears in my eyes and some times ends up with vertigo or dizziness. A thin mucous coughed out with coughing up which is sometimes goes out of control. Some other relatives were also caught this cough but they are alright except me. Pleas suggest some remedy.

  44. My wife is 70 yrs old and she has chronic dry cough for over 15 yrs. She appears to have inherited from her mother who too is suffering from similar symptoms. It aggravates after eating, drinking , lying on bed and even after loud talking or laughing. So far only temporary relief is felt on all treatments ( allopathic, ayurvedic or homeopathic.
    Sir, advise
    9811269709 /

  45. Goutam Roy says:

    I am suffering from cold and cough. Within two months repeating cough. Reproductive cough. White phelgum coming. Now I am 61 years. Actually I think I have lost my immunity power. Which Homeo medicine can help me ? Please advise.


  46. Premshankar says:

    Sir, I’M suffering from Anxeity ,depression, indigation also mucus in stool, since 25, yrs. I,m 48 yrs old. Pls. suggest

  47. j s manvi says:

    sir, i am suffering from cough,for last one week , whenever cold and flu attack then its start for week or two weeks .please guide which medition is suitable for cough and cold, and when i took antibiotic mediation stomach problem arises .loose motion and motion is not cleared many times i should go to bathroom .

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