Nature offers various medicinal plants for chesty coughs. This includes ivy, for example, which has been known since ancient times. Ivy extract works in several ways to relieve a cough. Ivy has mucolytic and antispasmodic properties and is used when excessive formation of thick mucus develops in chesty coughs.
In addition, it helps to soothe irritation in the respiratory tract, thus reducing the urge to cough and relaxing the bronchial tubes to ease breathing. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.