It’s that time of the year when the first coughs and colds seem to surface. A constant cough can stop you from sleeping, give you a sore throat and make you feel exhausted.
Before you run to the chemist you might be interested that there are no studies that prove that over the counter remedies at the pharmacy are effective. If you get any relief at all it is likely to be a placebo effect. Overdosing on these remedies is possible though and they should never be given to children under 6 years old. The cough medicines and lozenges also contain a high level of refined sugars.
The ingredients to soothe your cough and make you feel better naturally are probably in your kitchen already. This draws on centuries old wisdom that has helped to soothe coughs and aided recovery.
Raw honey helps relieve irritation in your throat and mouth by forming a protective film. It also contains enzymes that boost the immune system to help ward off further nasties.
On its own or combined with other health-boosting ingredients, there’s concrete evidence in recent studies that raw honey can help alleviate cough symptoms. For more detailed information, read Raw honey remedies to combat colds and coughs.
And here are two recipes for your own natural, effective, nice-tasting, refined sugar-free, homemade cough syrup. Have it on hand to help you survive the winter lurgies.
Keep well this winter.
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