The thing that really irritates me when I am pregnant is that I cannot just treat cough and asthma with usual the medicines at the pharmacy. Scared to hurt the child inside my womb, I never took any medicine at all. I had the cough for two months already. It was getting worse because I had asthma during the night. My throat would itch so much and when I cough there was blood with on my saliva. My mom brought the leaves of Lagundi one day and boiled it also for me. The shrub Lagundi has a scientific name of Nigundo vitex and is considered in the Philippines and in Japan as having a therapeutic value. Its roots are also used to treat leprosy and rheumatism, and its seeds, flowers, leaves are used for coughs, fever and flu.
To prepare Lagundi to treat an cough with asthma, just boil fresh leaves in 2 cups of water for 10 minutes. Mine was treated after a drank a cup.