When the weather starts to change in winter time, and it gets colder and colder every day, a lot of people end up with a nasty cold or cough, which can really make our lives really difficult sometimes. A lot of people think that the best choice is to go to the closest local pharmacy and buy some artificial syrups and medications. We think that all of you should try a natural alternative to fight the cold and avoid the harmful side effects of commercially available cough syrups.
There are a lot of natural remedies to fight the cold. The main ingredient of this natural cough remedy is pineapple juice. A study, conducted by Indian researchers, in 2010 has tested the effectiveness of natural substances, such as pineapple, to treat tuberculosis. The Indian researchers have found that a mixture of pineapple juice with pepper, salt and raw honey had excellent effects on dissolving the mucus and soothe the persistent cough. The tuberculosis patients recovered 5 times faster with this natural pineapple remedy, compared to the cough syrup.
Benefits of Pineapple Juice
Pineapple is a storehouse of huge health benefits due to its wealth of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, including potassium, copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, beta carotene, thiamin, B6, and folate, as well as soluble and insoluble fiber, and bromelain. Bromelain acts as an antioxidant to reduce inflammation and swelling of the sinuses. It’s also very helpful in killing the bacteria and fight infections. Just with one cup of pure pineapple juice a day contains more than 50% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C, which is very important antioxidant for strengthening and boosting your immune system.
Natural Pineapple Cough-Suppressant – Recipe
You should use all natural pineapple juice for this recipe. If you have juicer at your home, make your own fresh, pineapple juice. If you don’t have a juicer, you should buy unprocessed natural pineapple juice instead. A lot of juice brands add to much sugar and flavor in the pineapple juice they sell, and they are low in the actual real fruit.
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 piece of ginger (about 3 inches)
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- Pinch of salt
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Put all the ingredients into a blender. Mix them well. You should drink ¼ cup of this natural pineapple cough remedy 3 times a day, and your cough and sore throat will be gone. If you want to improve your digestion as well, you can add a pinch of turmeric in this recipe as well.