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Cough Relief From A Leaf

Traditional Herbal Remedy for Coughs and Respiratory Problems

Chest infections, coughs and other respiratory problems are among the common conditions seen by health workers in the Philippines. In the older days, when health clinics were only present in major towns and cities, the town folks (especially from the remote areas) resort to the traditional herbal remedy for these ailments – and have proven to be effective. One of these is the wonder leaf Lagundi, which is already approved by the Department of Health (DOH) for its potent cure for coughs.

The use of Lagundi for medicinal purposes has a long history in the Philippines. The efficacy of Lagundi has also been verified by Philippine-based medical experts and scientists, which concentrated on its use to ease respiratory complaints. Today, pharmaceutical companies sell it in capsule form at drug stores. It is generally used for the treatment of coughs, asthma symptoms, and other respiratory problems.

teaThere are several ways to prepare and use Lagundi leaves to relief cough. Below are the steps to prepare a lagundi concoction at home:

  • First, wash fresh or dried Lagundi leaves
  • Then, chop the leaves and add in 4 cups of water for every 1 cup of lagundi parts.
  • Let it boil for 10 to 15 minutesTo preserve more of the leaves’ potency, simply boiling water over them and let the leaves steep in the water.
  • Drink half cup of Lagundi three times a day.
  • Lagundi concoction can be stored in appropriate glass containers for later use.

Alternatively (and more conveniently) for those who juggle between home and work, you can use commercially available Lagundi in the form of syrup or capsules to make it easier to handle such as the brand Lagundex – the trusted brand for cough and colds in the Philippines.


Lagundex is a natural and organic Lagundi herbal supplement that helps maintain respiratory health and relieve symptoms related to upper respiratory tract infection. Derived from Lagundi leaves (Vitex negundo L.), commonly known as the five-leaved chaste tree – a large aromatic shrub with quadrangular, densely whitish branchlets. It is widely used as an alternative medicine, particularly in South and Southeast Asia. The plant contains phytochemicals that have multiple positive effects on the relief of respiratory discomfort. In the Philippines, it is known as an alternative remedy to help relieve dry irritating coughs, asthma and even fevers.


The raw materials of Lagundex are carefully nurtured, practicing the utmost care in ensuring that no chemical herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers were used in growing our all-natural and purely organic Lagundi plants. Manufactured in a GMP-certified pharmaceutical facility, using the same quality control process, manufacturing equipment & procedure as those used for modern medicines. It was formulated in compliance with strict manufacturing standards set by the FDA and by the University of the Philippines College of Pharmacy for the National Integrated Research Program on Medicinal Plants.

Lagundex syrup comes in three flavors—sweet orange, peppermint and soothing mint—making it easier for moms to treat a child’s cough with its pleasant taste. This natural medicine is available in 600mg tablet, 600mg/5mL syrup for adults in soothing mint flavor, and 300mg/5mL syrup for kids in sweet orange flavor.