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F0 cures expectorant from a familiar spice plant – VnExpress


With a handful of coriander plants to boil water to drink, Ms. Thanh Tam (Hanoi) helped her daughter reduce phlegm after three days.

Tam’s daughter is 5 years old, after 2 days of fever, she has a cough and a lot of phlegm. Not wanting to give her children a lot of medicine, she prioritizes folk remedies for cough. Accordingly, Ms. Tam boiled the water of coriander leaves with a little salt, put it in a thermos bottle for her to drink warm during the day. “After three days, the baby has completely reduced phlegm, only a little dry cough,” Tam shared.

Similar to the case of Tam’s daughter, after Covid, Mr. Ngoc Tan (Nam Dinh) had a lot of phlegm cough. Given that his condition is not serious, he is a person who does not like to take medicine, so he does not care much, “waiting for it to heal”.

After 4 days of still coughing persistent phlegm, Mai – Tan’s wife boiled water from the coriander tree available in the garden for him to drink, according to the elderly’s experience in the house. She used a handful of coriander plants, left the roots, washed, cut into pieces and boiled with about 300 ml of water. After more than a day of following this folk remedy, Mr. Tan coughed up phlegm in his throat, feeling more comfortable.

Coriander leaves and roots are boiled to get water to drink to treat phlegm. Photo: Nhi Tam

Explaining how to cure phlegm from coriander many people are applying, Dr. Dr. Ngo Quang Hai, former deputy director of the Center for Training and Directing, Central Hospital of Acupuncture, said that this remedy, if done properly, will promote its effects.

Coriander, also known as coriander, is a popular spice plant. The ingredients in the smell of Chinese include protid, glucide, cellulose, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin B1 and vitamin C… According to Oriental medicine, the smell of China has a bitter taste, is a benign medicinal plant, referring to the meridian and neurotransmitters. waste, has the effect of eliminating wind, clearing heat, suing spleen, excepting phlegm.

Dr. Dr. Ngo Quang Hai said that the smell of China can be used to treat colds and coughs. Patients with cough with phlegm due to many causes, sputum often stagnates, sticks in the respiratory tract, causing difficulty breathing and discomfort. According to traditional Chinese medicine, patients use Chinese scent to loosen phlegm and expel the sticky sputum in the throat. This remedy is done as follows: use 40g of fresh Chinese scent (you can leave the roots) finely chopped, add 300 ml of boiled water, divide it into two doses when the water is warm.

“The smell of China has a good expectorant effect. However, the patient needs to do the right method and the way to drink it to have an effect. Abuse and drinking too much can backfire on the remedy,” said Dr. Hai. emphasize.

In addition, according to the doctor, the smell of China is also very good for people with flu. Patients combine 30-40 grams of Chinese scent with 10 grams of ginger and 40 grams of wormwood, 15 grams of licorice, 15 grams of chrysanthemum, boiled to drink water to reduce flu symptoms.

Regarding the use of Chinese herbs for pregnant women and children under one year of age, Dr. Ngo Quang Hai recommends that pregnant women should follow the advice of a nutritionist during this period; Children under one year old should not be used… In general, in order for the remedy to be suitable for each person’s condition, the patient should be prescribed and consulted by a specialist.

According to experts, in addition to the expectorant effect, cure flu, Chinese smell also helps reduce gastritis, abdominal distension, nausea, bad breath, abdominal pain, diarrhea…

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