Natural treatment, herbs such as Andrographis, Echinacea, Cats Claw, Withania and Sundew are useful examples. The cough continues long after the bacteria are dead. This is due to the hook-shaped bacterial which lodges in the respiratory tract and continues irritating. At this stage, more demulcent and anti-spasmodic herbs are useful. These may include Marshmallow, Ribwort, Thyme and Sage. Another aid in eliminating these hooked-on bacteria can be lemon, ginger and honey drinks.