If you’re looking for a herbal remedy for your cough, cold, or sore throat, then you can’t go wrong with Buttercup.
Buttercup syrup and pastilles use natural ingredients thought to soothe an irritated throat and ease your cough, perfect when that cough is driving you crazy and medicated cough remedies just aren’t for you.
Bronchostop is another range of cough remedies from Buttercup, and they also use traditional herbal ingredients to soothe both chesty and dry coughs.
When cold and flu season hits, Buttercup cough medicines could be the perfect addition to your herbal medicine cabinet.
Buttercup syrup uses two herbal active ingredients, capsicum tincture and squill liquid extract.
These ingredients are traditionally used to ease coughs, sore throats, and cold symptoms, making Buttercup a popular natural remedy when cold and flu season hits.
Here’s a little bit about each active ingredient and how it’s thought to work:
For a full list of the ingredients that make up Buttercup syrup and pastilles, we’d recommend taking a look at each product’s individual page.
Here we provide a full list of ingredients and a link to the patient information leaflet, which contains information written by the manufacturer.
Buttercup cough syrup is vegan at the time we’re writing this.
However, ingredients of products are always subject to change, so you should check the ingredients list included with your product before you use it if you’re unsure.
Buttercup cough mixture is not suitable for use during your pregnancy or while you’re breastfeeding.
The syrup contains alcohol, which is not safe to have during pregnancy as it can risk long-term harm to your baby.
If you’re suffering from a cough or cold during your pregnancy we’d recommend asking your doctor or pharmacist to recommend a more suitable treatment for you.
Buttercup syrup is not known to interact with paracetamol, so you should be able to take both of them at the same time to ease your cold symptoms.
However, you should always speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medications at the same time, just to be sure that the combination is right for you.
Buttercup and Bronchostop are both herbal cough remedies, but there are some differences you should be aware of when choosing the right one for you.
Buttercup syrup is a traditionally used cough remedy which may also help to soothe a sore throat or cold symptoms.
On the other hand, Bronchostop syrup is a traditional remedy for coughs alone and isn’t thought to ease sore throats or cold symptoms.
Both remedies use different natural ingredients traditionally used to ease your symptoms, so the biggest consideration will be what you plan on using your medicine for.
If you’re unsure, ask your doctor or pharmacist to help you choose the right product for you.
A cough is a reflex action when your airway is blocked by mucus or irritants.
Coughing to clear the throat of mucus or irritants is an uncommon action, though conditions can make it a more common occurrence.
Coughs typically improve after around 2 weeks, though they can last much longer.
A cough can be caused by a number of different conditions. The most common cause of a cough is a virus, such as a cold or the flu. Other causes of a cough include laryngitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, and pneumonia. A long-term cough, known as a persistent cough, can be caused by conditions such as asthma, smoking, or a gastro-oesophageal reflux disease which is caused by leaking stomach acid getting into the throat. In rarer cases, a cough can be a symptom of lung cancer or heart failure.
There are two common types of cough, a dry, tickly cough and a chesty, mucus cough, and they’re pretty easy to tell apart.
If you have a dry cough you won’t produce any mucus or phlegm when you cough.
On the other hand, if you have a chesty cough you’ll bring up phlegm when you have a good coughing session.
Different types of cough need different types of cough medicine, which is why there are so many available.
If you have a chesty cough then the best thing to do is get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids.
These will help your body to recover from the cold, flu, or other infection that’s causing your cough, and therefore help to ease the cough itself.
You can also try to make a hot drink with honey and lemon, which may help to soothe your irritated throat.
There are a couple of things you can do at home to help ease your dry cough, and they can be done at the same time as taking your cough syrup.
We recommend getting plenty of rest when you have a cough, as it’s often caused by a cold or the flu or another infection which all need some serious rest if you’re going to get over them as soon as possible.
You should also drink plenty of fluids, as this will help to keep the back of your poor irritated throat hydrated.
We’d also recommend trying a hot honey and lemon drink, which may help to soothe your throat and make that cough a little better.
A sore throat is usually a symptom of a virus such as a cold or the flu.
This is why many cold and flu treatments can also help to treat a sore throat.
Other conditions that can cause a sore throat include laryngitis, tonsilitis, glandular fever, as well as a condition known as strep throat which is a bacterial infection.
If you feel any of the following symptoms then you could be suffering from a sore throat:
Children can also get a high temperature and also be less active when suffering from a sore throat.
A sore throat will usually go away in 5-7 days.
If you decide to take antibiotics, then it should go away in 2-3 days.
In some cases, it can last for longer.
If you do experience a sore throat for a longer period of time, it is recommended that you speak to a doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist for advice.
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