In a world that is tilting towards eco-solutions, chemically produced cough syrups are gradually getting ditched for a healthier and much more affordable pineapple juice.
Pineapple juice contains a substance called Bromelain which helps in reducing inflammation caused by sinusitis. As an enzyme, bromelain also promotes good digestion by helping the body break down proteins.
As long as it is a case of coughs not linked to pneumonia, your all natural pineapple juice does justice to that.
In 2010, researchers working on tuberculosis found that a mixture of raw pineapple juice, pepper, salt, and honey, given to patients every day, helped to dissolve the mucus in the lungs.
This explains how drinking pineapple juice helps to soothe a sore throat by expelling the mucus which is usually responsible for coughing, sneezing, and painful infections.
As a whole fruit, Pineapple is riddled with vitamins and antioxidants which help in boosting the body’s immune system. It contains vitamins such as vitamin c, vitamin A and minerals like magnesium, manganese and potassium, which help to battle flu infections.
The fruit also contains other vitamins like thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, manganese and potassium and antioxidants and polyphenols, such as beta-carotene.
Here is an easily home-made pineapple juice recipe for treating cough:
- 1 cup of fresh pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
- 1 piece of ginger (about 3 inches)/1 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1 Tbsp raw honey(organic)
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- A little salt
The above items are blended up together and your home-made cough juice is ready. It could be taken up to 3 times a day.