Does Palm oil and Sugar work for Cough?

Does Palm oil and Sugar work for Cough?, Can palm oil and sugar cure cough?

Cough can be very distressing for both adults and babies. It causes chest pain, throat pain fever, catarrh, fatigue, fussiness in babies, poor sleep and body aches. There are many causes of cough but pneumonia, flu, COVID-19, sore throat are the most common reasons people cough these days….

Does Palm oil and Sugar work for Cough?
Palm oil and sugar for cough.. does it work?

Before you go and see a doctor, there are some home remedies that have been put forward to cure cough. In Nigeria and many developing countries, palm oil with sugar is the readily available home remedy for cough. It is given to children or adults with cough to soothe their throats.

Preparations

Very easy. Some quantity of red palm oil (the top) is mixed thoroughly with an appropriate amount of sugar. Some parents may bleach the palm oil before mixing with sugar.

Dosage

Depending on the age….. one or two teaspoonful is given to babies. Adults may take more spoons.

CAVEAT: DO NOT GIVE BABIES WITHIN ONE YEAR OF AGE BECAUSE OF THE RISK OF ASPIRATION AND ASPIRATION PNEUMONITIS. MEANING THE PALM OIL MAY MISTAKENLY GO THROUGH THE WRONG WAY AND ENTER THE LUNGS THEREBY IRRITATING IT. IT CAN ALSO CHOKE BABIES. BE WARNED.

Does Palm oil and Sugar work for Cough?

Is palm oil and sugar good for cough? Yeah it is. A mixture of palm oil and sugar actually soothes the throat and suppresses the cough reflex thereby reducing the episodes of a hacking cough.

Moreover, palm oil and sugar mixture acts as an expectorant and an antitussive making a usually dry cough productive. That is, the combo helps thin out mucus/phlegm making it easy to cough out.

Palm oil also contains vitamin C and A that helps repair the damaged lining of the airway.

In summary, palm oil and sugar mixture works for cough… it however does not cure the underlining cause of the cough but it only helps to soothe the throat, blocks the irritation of the throat, suppress the cough reflex and makes it easy to cough out phlegm. It relieves the symptoms of cough.

It it however important to see a doctor if the cough remains dry or phlegm is bloody or smelly or the cough persists after 3 days. For a baby having fever with cough, take him/her to the hospital. It may be just be pneumonia. Finally, do not give palm oil and sugar to infants if they have cough.

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Comments

Nigerians Speak! Palm oil and sugar cough remedy, does it work?

Ossai

Palm oil and sugar is the cough syrup I grew up with.You melt the sugar in hot oil and drink it warm.

Nurse Jago

Works like magic

Vera

Palm oil and Sugar? I thought it is was salt and palm oil ooo.I know that one works.

Health Educator

I remember that year i couldn’t sleep bcs of cough, I was given the therapy and Gan!… It worked liked magic!

Idris Sanusi

And squeeze in some lemon. Perfect when we were younger.

Kids Doctor

Nope. Honey in hot water can reduce by soothing the throat.

Debs

I’ve not used it before but it works well for my siblings.

Kaka

Yes it works for meHundred points symbol

Vendor

Yeah, either bleached or the top part of the unbleached palm oil with sugar works perfectly for cough.

Deximal

Palm oil and sugar for cough? It works. My mama used to give me. Now it is palm oil and honey. It works.

PS: The world is battling a pandemic and cough may signal that you have contracted coronavirus. Cough associated with fever, loss of taste and loss of smell is classical symptoms of COVID-19. go and get tested. It is free.

Dr Udomoh

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