Homemade Cough Syrup That Also Boosts Your Immunity

If you have a persistent cough, your whole daily routine has to suffer. You will feel ashamed when a cough crisis strikes in the middle of a business meeting, when you are on the bus, or even on the street. Moreover, such a cough attack can be hard to manage, especially if you don’t have any water or a few menthol drops on you. But what is even worse is that such a cough will not allow you to rest well. This means that your power of concentration will be low, and you will barely focus on your work. But the following natural remedy will discharge you of these annoying symptoms. If, in a few days, you don’t notice any easing of the symptoms, you should see a doctor.

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However, this syrup contains plenty of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that will boost your immune system, so you don’t have to suffer from a cough in order to take it. Only one tablespoon of syrup taken every day will keep you away from viral infections and other health problems. Not to mention that it is truly delicious!


  • Pineapple

This is the main ingredient in this amazing cough syrup. This fruit is great due to its enzyme, named bromelain. This enzyme is the one that gives this fruit its anti-inflammatory proprieties. Thus, pineapple can help you with the inflammation of the throat. Furthermore, it is also effective in the case of inflammation of the sinuses, another common symptom in colds. Bromelain is useful when dealing with colds or the flu because it helps in controlling the mucus production.

Pineapple is a wonderful remedy for many problems of the respiratory tract, such as asthma, due to its high amount of beta carotene. This is transformed into vitamin A during digestion.

The immunity system beneficiates from the other vitamins and minerals that pineapple contains: vitamin C, zinc, copper, and folate.

  • Ginger

Ginger is very often used in traditional medicine because of its anti-inflammatory proprieties, too. Scientific studies have proven that ginger does not only ease the inflammation but it also has the capacity of inhibiting the formation of inflammatory compounds. This herb is an excellent remedy for ailments of the intestinal tract, and it is a carminative agent.

  • Lemon

Lemon is miraculous in the case of colds and flu. It contains high amounts of vitamin C, which will help your body to fight against the viruses and to regenerate at a cellular level. Vitamin C is one of the most precious antioxidants.

  • Raw Honey

Never omit to consume raw honey for your immunity and especially when you have a cold or a cough. Raw honey is an incredible source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and enzymes. Some of these are vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, potassium and niacin.

How to prepare it

Chop 2 slices of fresh pineapple, including the core, add one tablespoon of raw honey, the juice of one lemon and some chopped fresh ginger (about 2 inches in size). Put them all into a blender and you will obtain a great natural syrup for your cough and for strengthening your immunity. It will also be a delicious treat for your taste buds.

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