Everything you need is in your pantry or in your backyard. For simple cough, the kitchen is the best pharmacy. Specially now that prices of medicines are constantly going up.
Not to mention the unknown allergies that you may encounter when using commercial cough syrups which often cause dizziness and sleepiness. If you are like me who prefers natural over synthetic, then read on.
The unbeatable garlic clove is once again on the limelight. It has many healing factors useful to man and one of that is for cough relief.
If you can stand smelling of garlic every time you breath then you are on your way to great health, away from the hazard of commercial medicines.
To prepare, boil a head of garlic, peeled and crushed, in 3 cups water. To sweeten the mixture, add a tablespoon of honey. If you don’t have one, you may use the stevia leaves which acts as natural sweetener. Let it cool and drink like tea.One home practice that my mother use for developing cough and even sore throat is lemonade. But this is interesting because its not simply mixed in water and sugar and to be taken immediately. Its pure squeezed lemon in lukewarm water left overnight outside the house!
I don’t know why it must be left outside but it seems to work for my father. Anyway, lemon in itself is a powerful ingredient to soothe sore throat and irritating cough. When combined with honey, with its bee pollen and propolis, it becomes a potent medicine for cough.
Remember, when it comes to cough, there are a lot of useful medicines in your cupboard or in your backyard. Think twice before going to the pharmacy.