If you want to naturally relieve a cough, learn how to make this soothing herbal cough syrup that includes ginger, honey and thyme. (h/t to TheOrganicPrepper.com)
This recipe is easy to make and you only need ingredients that you may already have in your pantry.
Ginger is a spicy, pungent herb that’s often used for cooking and natural remedies.
Studies have confirmed one of ginger’s medicinal uses: treatment of sore throats. Ginger may help sore throats in several ways. It can help provide some pain relief because it is a natural anti-inflammatory. Ginger also boosts immunity to help fight infections that cause sore throats.
Ginger contains bioactive compounds, which are phytonutrients found in certain foods that have health benefits. The herb contains two notable bioactive compounds: gingerols and shogaols.
Research suggests that these compounds have anti-inflammatory properties that may help manage or reduce the risk for many conditions like sore throat.
Data also suggest that ginger has antimicrobial properties that may help fight bacterial or viral infections, like those that cause sore throats.
Ginger also has antioxidant properties. Antioxidants can help protect against certain diseases. According to a study, fresh ginger had more antioxidative benefits than dried ginger.
Meanwhile, thyme is an herb from the mint family. It is another common herb often used to cook many savory dishes.
This versatile herb produces thyme essential oil, which is obtained from its leaves. The essential oil is often used as a natural cough remedy.
In a 2006 study, researchers discovered that a combination of thyme and ivy leaves helped to alleviate coughing and other symptoms of acute bronchitis.
In another 2018 study, results showed that a combination of thyme and primula extracts can reduce inflammation and mucus in an animal model.
Gather the ingredients in the list below and follow the instructions to make this soothing cough syrup at home.
Prepare this batch early if you want to have it ready for winter colds and the flu. The mixture has to rest for six weeks before the final steps. (Related: 5 Effective cough remedies you can make at home.)
Measure the ingredients when making the cough syrup. You can place the ginger and thyme in the jar then fill it with liquid.
Mark your calendar so you don’t forget when you started the batch and when the six weeks are up. Note that the liquid will take on a brownish tint after several days.
This is normal, so don’t throw away the syrup.
After six weeks have passed, it’s time to finish the batch of cough syrup.
The ginger, honey and thyme cough syrup can be taken in several ways. Give it to someone with a cough by the spoonful, like over-the-counter cough syrup or add it to hot water to make a soothing tea.
Note that the syrup isn’t suitable for children because of its alcohol content.
Relieve cough or flu symptoms with homemade ginger, honey and thyme cough syrup.
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Watch the video below to know more about the health benefits of ginger.
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