Pineapple Juice Found To Be 500% More Effective Than Cough Syrup
It’s a once a year thing in our house. One child gets a cold that settles in her chest and just hangs out there. The coughing keeps us ALL awake at night. It rattles her head to the point of headache. Pineapple juice is one of these wonderful healing ingredients to soothe a persistent cough or sore throat.
In 2010 Indian researchers tested the effectiveness of natural substances such as pineapple juice to treat tuberculosis (find the study here). They found that a mixture of pineapple juice with raw honey, pepper and salt work extremely well to dissolve mucus and soothe a persistent cough. Patients recovered up to 5 times quicker with this all natural pineapple remedy compared to OTC cough syrup.
Benefits Of Pineapple Juice
Pineapple thanks its many health benefits to a powerful enzyme called
bromelain which acts as an antioxidant to reduce inflammation and swelling of the sinuses. It eliminates bacteria and fights infections.
Only 1 cup of pure pineapple juice contains 50% of your daily recommendation of vitamin C, another powerful antioxidant to strengthen your immune system and soothe a sore throat or cough.
bromalain and vitamin C, pineapple is also a good source of vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, manganese and potassium, which are all essential nutrients to keep your body healthy.
Powerful All-natural Cough Suppressant Recipe
If you have a
juicer it is best to make your own juice, or opt for unprocessed natural pineapple juice instead. Most commercially available brands contain too much sugar and added flavors and are low in the actual real fruit.
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 piece of ginger (about 3 inches)
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- Pinch of salt
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Blend or juice all ingredients. Take ¼ cup of this remedy up to 3 times a day and your cough or sore throat will be gone in no time.
Note: to improve digestion and effectiveness add a pinch of turmeric as well.