Stay healthy during cough season with these five practical tips

For many of us, the rainy season offers relief from the long spell of oppressive heat and humidity we’ve just endured in the past months. While it’s true that wet weather banishes much of the discomforts wrought by a tropical summer, it also brings with it common ailments like colds and cough. 

It doesn’t help that intermittent rains and sudden changes in temperature render us more vulnerable to bacteria and viruses. The inconveniences—flooding, heavy traffic, longer commutes—add to the stress of daily living, which, in turn, could weaken our immune systems.

While we can’t do much about the weather, we can help our bodies prevent cough or soothingly relieve it once it sets in by observing healthful practices even at the comfort of our own home, and when needed, taking a natural remedy like Ascof Forte Menthol (Vitex negundo L. Lagundi Leaf). 

Here, Ascof shares five easy and practical steps on how to avoid and relieve cough this rainy season: 

Eat nutritious food
A healthy and balanced diet provides nutrients, such as anti-oxidants, that help fortify the body against stress. Eating fruits and vegetables improves the body’s defense against cough-causing infections as these boost the immune system. 

Drink plenty of liquids
One of the simplest and most effective ways to relieve cough is to drink plenty of clean water, at least 8 to 10 glasses a day. This helps ensure proper hydration and expel wastes from the body. Water also helps soothe an irritated throat by thinning out the mucus in the post-nasal drip and keeping the mucus membranes moist. Gargling warm salt water if you have a sore throat and drinking natural fruit juices also help.

Get enough rest, sleep, and exercise
Getting enough rest and sleep is an effortless way of strengthening your immune system. A good night’s sleep helps regenerate your body and recharge it after a stressful workday, helping you resist infections that cause cough. Also, don’t give up on your exercise, even indoors, because it does not only make you feel good about yourself but also helps boost your immune system. 

Maintain good hygiene
Some viruses and bacteria spread faster during the wet and cold season, thus making infections and common diseases like cough and colds easily transmissible. That is why even if you are staying indoors, it is of utmost importance to practice good personal hygiene habits such as washing your hands frequently to help prevent the spread of diseases and minimize your risk of infection.

Keep your surroundings clean
One of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses is to maintain a clean environment—keep your house neat and tidy at all times, change sheets regularly, avoid leaving stagnant water, clean your waterways, and dispose waste properly. When sneezing or coughing, always remember to cover your nose and mouth with tissue or clean cloth to prevent germs from spreading through the air.

Actor Ian Veneracion makes sure that he gets soothing relief from cough during the rainy season with the natural, safe, and effective Ascof Forte Menthol, his cough remedy of choice.
When cough already sets in, take Ascof Forte Mentol for a safe and natural remedy that provides a “hagod-mentol” soothing effect to your irritated throat. Ascof is made from 100 percent organically grown lagundi leaves, making it a natural, safe, and effective remedy for cough and bronchial asthma.

Pascual Laboratories, the manufacturer of Ascof, has its own lagundi farm in Nueva Ecija that uses a GMP-certified production process to cultivate the traditional herbal plants. Ascof Forte Menthol is a product of scientific research and clinical studies.

For inquiries and more details about Ascof Forte Menthol, visit their official Facebook page at or their official website at

If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

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