Pineapple juice as in the pineapple juice in Pina colada.
Pineapple juice is not just your common simple refreshing juice drink for a hot summer day.
It is very soothing and effective in fighting cold symptoms, such as cough.
Recently, researchers in India found that when compared to over-the-counter cough syrups, a mixture of pineapple juice, salt, pepper and honey was far more effective in suppressing cough.
500% to be exact.
Pineapple is naturally packed with antioxidants, such as vitamin C, vitamin A, manganese and magnesium, etc, which help boost the immune system.
Don’t forget the natural and a powerful enzyme, bromelain, which is found only in pineapples. Bromelin is protease, which means it breaks down protein, and it also helps reduce inflammation.
Pineapple’s power to relieve cough is likely the bromelin, which helps reduce the irritation of the throat.
PINEAPPLE COUGH SYRUP RECIPE
Blend all the following ingredients in a blender. Consume in 3 divided dose in a day.
• 1 cup fresh organic pineapple juice
• 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
• 1 piece of raw ginger (about 3 inches) - peeled
• 1 tablespoon raw, organic honey
• 1 pinch of salt
• 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Caveat: For this elixir to work, you have to use natural organic ingredients.
The reason is the processed pineapple juice and honey are like pasteurized milk, the natural beneficial enzymes are destroyed, losing their healing properties.
This is a much more natural alternative for young children, who you don’t want to expose them to synthetic drugs with many harmful side effects.
And I’m sure you’ll also have no problem having your child take this “medicine”.
This cough syrup is so much tastier and more enjoyable than the usual convenient store-bought synthetic drug.
Not to mention. You don’t have to call Poison Center if you find you child down the whole bottle of this cough syrup.
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