This 3-Ingredient Homemade Syrup Helps Relieve Sore Throat and Cough

by DailyHealthPost

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this-3-ingredient-homemade-syrup-helps-relieve-sore-throat-and-coughA sore throat is one of the easiest ways to detect the common cold. The virus causes inflammation in your throat, which makes it sore and swollen.

Conventional cough syrup has a lot of unnecessary ingredients. Many contain artificial color and flavour to make them more appealing. They also have preservatives and chemicals you’ve probably never heard of.

This easy recipe uses 3 ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Best of all, it’s easy and effective.

Homemade Cough and Sore Throat Remedy

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp high quality honey
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cm fresh ginger, grated

Instructions:

  • Pour the honey into a bowl.
  • Add the onion and ginger.
  • Leave the mixture in a closed container overnight.
  • Remove onion and ginger before use.

Intake:

Eat 1 teaspoon every few hours until symptoms vanish. Combined with lots of water, sleep and a tall box of tissues, that cold will be gone in no time!

How Does It Work?

Honey is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It eases coughs and coats sore throats (1).

Onions contain phenolics, flavonoids and quercetin which are anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and possess antioxidant properties (2,3).

Ginger contains gingerol, a powerful anti-inflammatory compound (4).

sources:
[1]http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3609166/
[2]http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12410539
[3]http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26165697
[4]http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92775/

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