Cough in adults and children can be very persistent and annoying. On top of that, it can last for a very long time. When this unpleasant condition occurs, people are usually buying cough syrups based on herbs.
But, even when these cough syrups are advertised as completely natural there is always at least one ingredient that we don’t know what it really means and how it can affect our health. The best remedy for coughing is the one made by our own hands – from natural components.
In the recent period pineapples are getting quite popular as a remedy for people suffering from coughing. This tasty fruit originates from South America, but today it grows on almost all continents.
There is no big grocery store where you can’t find pineapples.
People most often associate them with their sweet and delicious taste, but not many of them know that pineapples can bring many benefits to human health. Of course, people living in Central and South America have been aware of these properties since ancient time. They have used pineapples to improve the work of the digestive system and in cases of inflammations too.
Pineapples are rich in bromelain – an enzyme and well-known antioxidant. Bromelain has already been studied by many scientists and they have confirmed that this enzyme can help patients suffering from arthritis and joint pain. It can also reduce inflammation and stop tumor growth. So, it is no surprise why Bromelain is part of many popular supplements. In addition, numerous studies have proven that bromelain can stop and eliminate infections and kill bacteria.
Vitamin C is another ingredient found in abundance in pineapples. For example, only one cup of fresh pineapple juice contains half of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C. Vitamin C plays vital role in the process of securing the proper functioning of the muscles, bones and blood vessels.
Of course, vitamin C and bromelain enzyme are not the only nutrients found in pineapples, this exotic fruit also contains: vitamin A and B-6, folate, riboflavin, manganese, potassium and magnesium (very important minerals) and pantothenic acid. All these ingredients make pineapples an excellent source of vital minerals and vitamins.
What many people don’t know is the fact that pineapple can be very helpful in cases of cold and persistent cough. The juice of this tasty fruit can ease the throat pain and encourage the body to eliminate the mucus found there.
One recent study have proven that pineapple extract is 500% more effective than a regular OCT cough syrup. The tests on several patients have confirmed that they have eliminated cough problems 5 times faster than those who used regular cough syrup. Furthermore,4 years ago a group of respected scientists from India have managed to show the positive effects of pineapple in patients suffering from tuberculosis.
Pineapple juice recipe
– One cup of fresh pineapple juice
– One cup of fresh lemon juice
– A small amount of fresh ginger
– A Tablespoon of honey (try to find raw organic honey)
– A Small amount of turmeric
– 1⁄2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
Simply mix all these ingredients and drink them twice or three times every day until you eliminate the symptoms.