I'm looking for the word that describes a tea making coughing more productive. Is there any concise word for that?
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Most teas that help fight cough symptoms are simply herbal teas. However, a term that encompasses all cough-treating substances is expectorant.
Something that prevents coughing is called an "antitussive". (See Merriam-Webster Online.)