From: “The Tao of Health, Life and Longevity” (Daniel Reid)
“Coughs are caused mainly by the body’s attempt to rid itself of excess toxic mucas through the lungs and bronchial tubes; the toxins tender lining of the throat, causing the throat to ‘cough it up’”.
I hack the junk out any chance I get - do it politely as others have mentioned.
I follow a lot of the health things in this book, and find myself doing pretty well here (one serious cold in the last 1.5 years, after years of being sick. Although this is partly the body’s reaction to living here for a while). You can buy it in caves, and likely elsewhere. Worth the price, especially if you just got here and your body hasn’t had time to adjust - odds are you will get sick often.
He recommends pineapple. Don’t swallow it, just let the juice run down your throat and spit out the pulp. Also, blend up a whole lemon with a cup of (distilled) water and slowly drink that (put some molasses in it if too sour - no sugar). Finally, lotsa vit. c fruits (not straight outta the fridge) and garlic (raw). Avoid dairy, milk and flour.
When I follow this stuff, I tend to get better faster than if I take meds (which I don’t anymore). Good luck in getting better.