Winter is always a season for holidays which we all expect and look forward throughout the year. Although it is an enjoyable period it can also be troublesome as the symptoms of flu and cold appear. When symptoms like coughing, sniffing and sore throat appears then we immediately go for the lozenges. We cannot say that they are not effective, but they are containing numerous harmful chemicals with negative side effects, and moreover they are not treating the core of the problem.
Coughing is a common sign for cold and flu. It can be really irritating, but it is a natural response to these conditions. It can actually be beneficial as it clears the large passages from germs, secretions, and foreign particles. Given the fact that most of us live in a toxic environment, coughing can help us against the dangerous particles in the air and at the same time prevent various airborne diseases.
However, if the coughing turns to chronic it has to be treated appropriately. It is very important when a cough treatment is applied that it treats the root of the problem so that the body is properly healed. The available over-the-counter lozenges incorporate substances that can relieve congestion, but directly impact the heart rate. Namely, the contained compounds like pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, ephedrine, and dextromethorphan can suppress cough symptoms, but they may also cause adverse effects and interact with other medications.
Therefore, before immediately going for the lozenges you can try a natural remedy for treating coughing. There are natural cough drops which are tasty and incorporate ingredients which have the ability to boost the immune system and speed up the recovery time. This is the way how to prepare it:
- 7 tbsp of pure raw honey
- ½ cup of coconut oil
- A pinch of Ceylon cinnamon
Method of preparation: Begin with the coconut oil, pour it into a bowl and whip it till it becomes frothy. After that, gradually include the honey and go on whipping so that you get full and thick paste. In the end, add the cinnamon. Your mixture is ready, pour it into empty ice cube trays and put them in the freezer for half an hour. The cough drops can be kept in a glass Mason jar in the fridge for almost 2 months.
Health benefits of the included ingredients:
Raw organic honey contains powerful antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal qualities which can soothe a sore throat and relieve cough. According to a recent study, honey is more effective for alleviating the nighttime cough in children than the main ingredient in children’s cough syrup.
This amazing ingredient can also deal with the inflammation in the respiratory system like troubles with breathing; moreover, it cleanses the liver, and promotes intestinal health.
Coconut oil contains high amounts of lauric acid which has the ability to kill bad bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Likewise, it is a great prevention against infections. Furthermore, it supports the absorption of minerals in the bones, lowers blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.
These cough drops are so natural without any negative side effects that it can be used regularly as a preventative measure on a daily basis.