There are several approaches that suit the different kinds of dry cough one can get with this weather.
For a dry cough from Excess Heat, Lesley recommends loquat leaf:
If the dry cough is from Excess Heat, try loquat leaf (Eriobotryae japonica), useful for both non-productive cough and viscous yellow sputum. It’s fascinating when an herb has opposite functions like this, but loquat’s neutral energy and ability to expectorate and direct Qi downward makes it useful for many cough conditions, including wheezing and asthma. It is often combined with fritillary bulb in a cough syrup.
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