Cough and colds may occur any time of the year, but they are quite common during the rainy season. These are often the reasons why children miss school and parents excuse themselves from work. As cough and colds can spread quickly through air droplets or contact with the virus, it is important to always wash your hands and disinfect your environment.
Symptoms like nasal congestion, runny nose, itchy throat and sneezing usually appear two to three days after acquiring the virus. Though most cough and colds go away in a few days, you still need to take care of yourself so you won’t prolong your illness. Here are safe, natural and equally effective ways to cure it:
Get plenty of rest. The moment you notice that you’re feeling sick, don’t ignore it.  Slow down and rest so it won’t get worse. If ever you can’t take the day off, at least try to go to bed earlier than usual.
Stay hydrated. Cough and colds bring dehydration, so drinking water is important to keep fluids, flush toxins from the body and maintain the body’s electrolyte balance. Chicken soup, which gives electrolytes, is good for rehydration. Also, avoid caffeine, salty, spicy food and refined sugars as these dehydrate the body.
Take hot showers. Taking hot showers does not only hydrate, but inhaling its steam also works like a natural decongestant, relieving cold symptoms. It lessens sinus pressure, moisturizes nasal passages and soothes itchy throat. It even makes the body feel relaxed.
Eat carbohydrates. Healthy carbohydrates like natural grains, whole wheat bread and pasta provide the body with fuel, boosting the immune system. Also, carbohydrates keep the body warm and prevent it from becoming chilled.
Take Lagundi leaf (Vitex negundo L.) cough syrup. Combat cough and colds with Lagundi leaf (Vitex negundo L.), a herbal product extensively studied and trusted by the Department of Health. Developed by a group of Filipino scientists, it only uses indigenous lagundi plants, making it truly and proudly a Filipino product.

Lagundex, a brand of Lagundi leaf, is guaranteed safe as it strictly complies with the manufacturing requirements of the Philippine Food and Drug Administration. It is manufactured under Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) with certified facilities to ensure its quality and efficacy


The New Marketlink Pharmaceutical Corporation (NMPC) is one of the leading distributors of pharmaceutical and healthcare products in the Philippines. It supports and markets a marquee list of established multinational medical brands. Since it began operations in 2006, the Filipino-owned company has been committed to strengthen its importation, sales, promotion and distribution of its diverse line of pharmaceutical and healthcare products.
NMPC management and staff are backed by years of expertise in the field of pharmaceutical marketing. Deploying 120 sales agents to 15, 300 physicians, the company ensures the widest geographical coverage possible in providing better market share for its partners.
Lagundex 300 mg/5 mL syrup comes in sweet orange and peppermint flavors suited for kids, while the Lagundex Forte 600 mg/5 mL syrup in soothing mint flavor and Lagundex 600 mg tablet are ideal for adults. These are available in leading drugstores.
Lagundex is distributed by New Marketlink Pharmaceutical Corporation (NMPC). For more information, ask your doctor about Lagundex or call NMPC hotlines at (02) 836-5838 to 47.


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