Since colds and flu are also very common during the transition from spring to summer, we should try and do our best to keep our immunity strong and protect our health. However, this is not always possible and we often catch a cold and suffer from the worst cough ever. To treat coughing, as seen on Reflection of Mind, we try out all kinds of remedies but nothing seems to help. What’s more, a lot of the over-the-counter anti-cough remedies available can even make the situation worse because they have a lot of side effects due to the presence of dangerous chemicals and toxins in them.
This being said, it is never a bad idea to try out some more natural remedies that will help you fight off the coughing without further damaging your health.
In today’s article, the focus will be on showing you a recipe for all-natural cough drops that are great in relieving bad and persistent coughing and they are abundant in healthy herbs and natural ingredients that posses a lot of health advantages. They will also strengthen your immunity and avert health issues in the future.
Why Do We Cough?
As seen on Style Craze, coughing is how our body responds to irritants found in the airways and throat. In order to remove the irritation, the muscles of the diaphragm contract and in most cases, this is why coughing is considered to be good for the body as it expels the mucus from the inside. But, if there is too much mucus present, the constant coughing will prevent one from getting a good night’s sleep or getting through the day.
DIY Anti-Cough Drops Recipe
Ginger- it strengthens the immune system
Honey- contains powerful antibacterial characteristics and it will suppress the coughing
Lemon juice- it is rich in vitamin C
Preparation: Check out the following video to see the instructions in detail:
The Health Benefits of the Ingredients
- Ginger’s pungent warming action will ease the removal of mucus from the lungs and it will also alleviate spasms common during intense coughing
- Since it contains dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant, honey can help alleviate coughing
- Lemon juice is abundant in vitamin C which is good for the immunity. The antioxidant power of lemons will repair and avert cell damage; lemons are also known for their potent antiviral and antibacterial characteristics