There are many cough-fighting foods you can use to make your own cough syrup at home, and these are also an economical and effectual way to relieve the symptoms of cough without any side effects. Next time when you suffer from an annoying cough, try these natural ingredients and remedies.
Here is an easy and helpful recipe for homemade cough syrup you can make with ginger, lemon and honey.
You have to prepare ginger, 2 fresh lemons, raw honey and water.
Peel the ginger root and cut into slices, zest the lemons with a zester. Put a cup of water into a saucepan and add 1/4 cup of the ginger slices, 2 tablespoon of lemon zest.
Boil the mixture and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Strain it and add honey, lemon juice, keep stirring the solution over low heat for some minutes.
Remove it from the heat and pour the miture into a jar. Your cough syrup is ready to use now.
How to use it
- For kids ages 1-5 years, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon every 2 hours;
- For kids 5-12 years, 1-2 teaspoons every 2 hours;
- For kids older than 12 years old and adults, 1-2 teaspoons every 4 hours.
How do these natural ingredients help for curing cough
Ginger helps relieve coughing effectively due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties.
Lemon has antiviral and antibacterial properties to fight infections. Thanks to its high vitamin C content, lemon is also useful for treating colds and flu, one of the most common causes for coughing. It can be used in many homemade cough remedies, some advised recipes are:
Lemon juice, honey with coconut oil;
Lemon juice, ginger root, cinnamon with chamomile flower;
Lemon, honey, whiskey with peppermint schnapps;
Honey, lemon juice, ginger with butter;
Honey, lemon juice with whiskey;
Lemon juice with brown sugar;
Lemon juice, honey with olive oil;
Lemon, honey, sage leaves with boiling water;
With powerful antiviral and antimicrobial properties, honey has been proven to be act as an effective remedy for coughing. It also helpful for soothing the sore throat that caused by the cough, and as its antioxidant effects, it helps fight upper respiratory tract infections too.
For relieving the cough, give this recipe a try, and also try one of these natural remedies.