The spike in COVID-19 cases due to the Omicron variant in Indonesia, has made people worry about its spread. The reason is, this variant is claimed to be 5 times more contagious than other variants, such as Delta.
The symptoms are said to be similar to the common cold, namely coughs and colds to sore throats.
According to a pulmonary specialist from the Friendship Hospital and the Infection Working Group, the Central Management of the Indonesian Lung Doctors Association (PDPI), Dr Erlina Burhan, SpP(K), coughs caused by the Omicron variant of COVID-19 can be in the form of a dry cough.
“Starting from an itchy throat to pain, then usually a cough. Usually the cough is dry, then accompanied by a stuffy nose. Some have a stuffy nose, some feel stuffy nose, some feel a runny nose,” he explained in a virtual press conference, Saturday (29/1). /2022).
However, in some cases there is also a cough with phlegm. So, how do you relieve a dry cough or phlegm to relieve Omicron symptoms? Here are 3 herbal ingredients that have minimal side effects and are easy to find.
One of the herbal or natural ingredients that are able to overcome coughs due to Omicron is Ginger. The antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antinociceptive properties present in ginger are useful for soothing the throat, relieving pain, and reducing inflammation in the throat and lower respiratory tract caused by coughing.
In addition, ginger can also work as an expectorant that helps expel phlegm.
“Ginger has long been proven to have antioxidants, anti-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory properties, and it has antinociceptive properties that help relieve sore throats, so it has throat-soothing properties,” said Dr. online, Friday (25/2/2022).
This ingredient also has properties similar to ginger, which contains antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive properties that can soothe the throat. In addition, it has antitussive properties to suppress dry cough due to COVID-19 Omicron.
“He can help relieve coughs, besides having antitussive properties that can suppress the cough reflex and is useful in dry coughs,” said Dr. Inggrid.
3. Lime Fruit
In addition to containing high vitamin C, lime fruit can also treat dry coughs caused by the Omicron variant of COVID-19. This fruit has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce inflammation in the throat and lower respiratory tract caused by coughing.
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