Most of us have at least one kind of cough medicine in our medicine cabinet. We usually reach for chemical-laden cold medicines right after we notice the first signs of a cold, but what we should do instead is to rely on homemade natural remedies which can treat colds and the flu with ease.
Coughing is our body’s way of getting rid of irritants, microbes and particles from the airways. If we couldn’t cough, numerous airborne diseases will be trapped in our bodies, but everyone hates coughing because it gets annoying over time. There are many over-the-counter medications for cough such as dextromethorphan, pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, and ephedrine which will mask the cough, but will also do more harm than good.
Here’s a natural recipe which will improve your health besides treating (and curing!) your cough:
- 50 ml. of coconut oil
- 50 mg. of organic honey
- A pinch of Ceylon cinnamon
Whip the coconut oil, then add the honey slowly until a thick paste is formed. Add the cinnamon and pour the mixture into an ice cube tray before putting it in the fridge for half an hour. Afterwards, store the cubes in a glass jar and keep them in the fridge for up to 2 months. Take them every day until you feel better.