A stuffy nose, coughs, congestion and fever – these are all cold symptoms. Although common cold is, most of the time, not very harmful, there are cases in which the virus responsible for the appearance of this can attack the body in a more aggressive way, creating serious complications.
In order to treat cold and flu, coughs and bronchitis, there is a natural solution that has been examined and confirmed as having effective results.
The natural mix is done using only three ingredients that can easily be found and is easy to prepare and consume. More than that, the remedy is very taste and effective both for the health of your lungs and your stomach.
Bananas with honey and water
- Two average-sized ripe bananas, with spots (brown or black)
- Two tablespoons of organic honey – multiflora or linden
- 400 ml of boiling water
Wash the bananas very well, peel them and mash them using a wooden spoon. Do not use metallic tools as they will cause the fruits to oxidate.
Next, put the mashed bananas in a bowl and pour boiling water over them. Cover it and let the composition sit for 30 minutes.
After it has cooled down, add the honey (it is very important to wait these 30 minutes, as honey loses its properties when placed in boiling water). You can consume it as it is or strain it.
How to use it
This remedy can be utilized both by adults and children. Consume 100 ml of this solution, four times a day. The quantity is enough to last you a full day, but you will have to prepare it again for the next day (it should only be served fresh).
It only takes five days for results to appear.
Here is why this recipe works.
These fruits are easily tolerated by your stomach, being indicated for symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea – these often appear with the common cold, especially in children.
Bananas are rich in potassium, fibre, magnesium, and zinc – all of these are important for your immunity system. They are often used in diets following a common cold.
The body loses a lot of phosphorus when nausea or vomiting appears. These fruits have impressive amounts of this mineral, helping with the stomach irritation caused by this symptoms as well.
Honey contains nutrients that boost your immunity system, calm your coughs and reduce throat inflammation. It has immunostimulant properties, but it also acts directly against infections, clearing the way for your respiratory system to function properly.
You can use multiflora honey, known for its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-allergic, expectorant, anti-coughs, calming and antispastic effects.
As you can see, the recipe is a simple combination of two extremely potent ingredients that will help you fight common cold without risking side-effects. Its excellent taste is the icing on the cake, as you may often find yourself craving it after you first try it.