Over-the-counter syrups to stop coughing often contain high amounts of sugar and numerous other substances whose names you have never heard.
This is why many people decide to try homemade syrups, which can really do wonders. One such option is this syrup with lemon, honey, and apple cider vinegar. It soothes the throat, strengthens the immune system, and reduces the need for coughing.
It’s really easy to make. You take it in the morning, afternoon, and at night before bed. It’s rich in natural ingredients abundant in healing properties and it will help you fight off the cough in no time.
Homemade Anti-Cough Syrup
A tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Juice from ½ lemon
1 ½ tbsps of water
1 tbsp of honey
¼ tsp of garlic, ground
1 ¼ tsp of ginger, ground
¼ tsp of cinnamon
1/8 tsp of cayenne pepper, ground
A small jar
Place all of the ingredients in the jar. Close it and shake well. Consume 1/3 of the mixture or a bit more than one tbsp three times per day.
Keep it in the fridge.
How Do the Ingredients in this Syrup Help You Relieve Coughing?
Honey relieves irritation and inflammation and strengthens the immunity. It also lowers the secretion of mucus and coughing.
Apple cider vinegar
This vinegar is rich in good bacteria and helps strengthen immunity and soothes a sore throat.
Rich in vitamin C, lemons have a strong antioxidant power that plays a role in the reduction of inflammation and strengthening the immune response.
Allicin, a compound in garlic, is praised for its capacity to destroy microorganisms that cause respiratory infections.
The potent antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties of ginger are a must when we’re dealing with infections of the respiratory tract.
Cinnamon contains antibiotic, antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiviral characteristics.
Thanks to its ability to reduce irritation, cayenne pepper can help bring relief from coughing. Moreover, it’s rich in compounds necessary for a strong immunity like antioxidants and beta-carotene.