Tastiest Natural Remedy for Cough: Coffee Plus Honey (More Effective Than Steroids)

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A study (1) had a conclusion: “The combination of honey and coffee can be used as an alternative medicine in the treatment of persistent postinfectious cough (PPC)”.

In the study, 97 adults who had PPC for more than 3 weeks were divided into three groups.

The first group received a jamlike paste made from coffee and honey, second group received a steroid medication (prednisolne) and the third group received a non-steroidal cough syrup (guaifenesin).

The participants were told to dissolve a certain amount of their product in warm water and drink once every 8 hours for a week. Cough frequency was measured during this week.

Study results showed that the group who took the honey and coffee mixture had the greatest decrease in cough frequency.

The conclusion of the study: A combination of honey and coffee can be used as an alternative medicine in the treatment of PPC.

According to the researchers,

Each year, billions of dollars are spent on controlling and trying to cure cough while the real effect of cough medicines is not quite reliable. Even though PPC is reported to account for only 11–25% of all cases of chronic cough and it is not associated with disability and mortality, it can cause morbidity and is responsible for medical costs.

Honey and coffee are natural edible substances that are safe, agreeable, less expensive than medicines, and easily available. Moreover, they have proved to be effective in a short period of time. (2)

Make sure to use raw honey in this solution to know how wonder of this nature’s gift:

  • Honey contains rich antioxidants which help reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Raw honey has Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-fungal properties.
  • Honey helps you regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Honey heals wounds and burns as an external treatment.
  • Honey is a popular ingredient for your homemade beauty products, its anti-bacterial qualities are useful to treat many skin problems.
  • Honey promotes relaxation and improves sleep effectively.

Honey is truly a healing gift from nature. Besides combine it with coffee to relieve cough, you can also make cough syrup with other ingredients using honey.

Honey, ginger and lemon

  • 1 cup raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • juice of 1 fresh lemon

Mix the ingredients together and simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes. For in case you overheat, you can also add honey in after heating the lemon juice and ginger, this will keep the nutrients and healing benefits of honey.

Drink the mixture 2-3 times a day to relieve the cough, it’s also good for sore throat.

Honey and apple cider vinegar

  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

Mix honey and apple cider vinegar, and take a tablespoon of this syrup. It will relieve the symptoms.

Honey, lemon juice and coconut oil

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

Put the ingredients in a saucepan and heat over low heat until the coconut oil melts. Take a spoonful of this syrup when it’s warm.

Homemade cough syrup with honey and onion is also very effective. It’s also great for treating cold too.

Sources:

(1) ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

(2) greenmedinfo.com

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Heidi Kristoffer
I am Heidi Kristoffer, as an expert on natural health and holistic medicine, I am willing to help people live happier capable lives by sharing my health opinions with others. I am good at writing topics such as: medicine, natural remedies, foods and mental health. I think living a simple and healthy life, including eating healthy, exercising regularly and positively thinking, is the best medicine.