Although there are many articles that can help you treat your cough, we’ve found another interesting natural remedy against coughs that was discovered and tested by Indian doctors and researchers.
A study performed in 2010 included Indian scientists that tested the efficiency of a natural remedy against coughs based on pineapple juice. The research used a mix of natural ingredients without any chemical additives or side-effects on the human organism.
This natural remedy has shown excellent results which were even 5 times more efficient than the classic remedies or cures known to treat coughs, mucus and phlegm. Here’s the recipe about this mixture used by Indian doctors and the way it is used:
- 250 ml of pure pineapple juice
- 60 ml of fresh lemon juice
- a slice of ginger root (5-6 cm in size)
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- a pinch of salt
- half a teaspoon of red hot chili pepper in powder
Mix all the ingredients in a blender and prepare a uniform liquid mixture. Take 50 ml of this juice three times a day in small sips until the symptoms of cough and phlegm don’t disappear.
The cough will stop really fast and the mucus and phlegm will decrease if it’s the “wet” cough in question. The study itself proved that this remedy was even 500% more efficient than cough syrups.
Pineapple itself has numerous health benefits thanks to the powerful enzyme called bromelain which acts as an antioxidant and reduces inflammations, but also fights against bacteria and infections.
Only one glass of pineapple juice contains 50% of the daily needs for vitamin C that one person has. This vitamin strengthens the immune system and is also an efficient element in the fight against coughs. Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin A, thiamine, vitamin B6, folates, magnesium, manganese and potassium.