In the world of alternative medicine, thyme is considered to be among the most effective disinfectants which can help fight off infections when used internally and externally.
This herbal remedy is often used by people to alleviate oral infections and sore throat and to relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of colds and the flu.
This being said, in today’s article, we will present a homemade syrup with thyme and ginger which can help reduce cough and help you get a good night’s sleep.
In a matter of days, the unpleasant symptoms will be gone! Inexpensive and easy to make, this remedy should definitely have a place in your medicine cabinet…
Continue reading the article to check out the recipe in detail.
DIY Ginger & Thyme Anti-Cough Syrup
You will need:
One ginger knuckle, minced
Fresh thyme, 2 handfuls
1 ½ cups of water
¾ cups of honey, raw and organic
In a pot, add the water, ginger, and thyme. Bring it to medium heat and cook it. Once it begins to boil, simmer for 10 more minutes. Then, add the honey and stir gently.
Remove from heat and leave the syrup to rest for half an hour to one hour. Afterwards, strain it into jars and keep them in the fridge.
If you prefer to, you can add the honey after the syrup cools down if you do not want to heat it up.
How to use it:
For adults, 3 to 5 tbsp per day
For children, 3 to 5 tbsp per day
The Health Benefits of the Ingredients
- Thyme’s thymol and carvacrol are antioxidant substances which were found to be able to avert infection and increase the dopamine and serotonin production and to destroy staph infections and fight off tumor growth, respectively
- Honey possesses antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties. it can be applied topically or consumed to fight off coughing and surplus mucus in the lungs
- Ginger is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and has the ability to strengthen the immunity and lower the risk of colds and the flu. It is also known for its antibiotic characteristics