Last updated on January 31st, 2023 at 03:13 pm
If you have been around here for any amount of time, you know that I love using natural remedies for just about any ailment. The most basic kitchen ingredients can be so supportive to the immune system to its work, without the hassle of potential side-effects (which is the case for every single pharmaceutical out there.)
Nothing is worse than a chest cough that generally rears its ugly head in the middle of the night. This cough elixir is amazing – and bonus points for not tasting like garbage.
Pineapple is rich in bromelain, a wonderful anti-inflammatory enzyme. It is great for reducing pain and combatting infection which will speed up recovery.
Lemon is an all-time favorite here because it is so versatile. In this case, it is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants which both play a vital role in fighting infection.
Raw honey is great for coating the throat. It is a superfood rich in antioxidants, minerals, enzymes, and don’t forget its antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.
Ginger is also a winner for combating infections due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
I can go on and on about every single property of all the ingredients – your kitchen is really a natural pharmacy.
Natural Cough Elixir
- 2 cups cold-pressed pineapple juice
- 2 lemons, juiced
- ¾ cup raw honey
- 1 inch ginger, peeled + finely grated
- ½ cup olive oil
- pinch of cayenne
- pinch of sea salt
- Place all the ingredients into a blender, and blend to a puree. Pour through cheesecloth - alternatively use a very fine strainer.
- Sip as needed and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.