Being sick is the worst experience one can ever have with all the sneezing, coughing and sore throat with cold and flu attacking the person and making that person miserable. All of these symptoms are usually taken care of by gulping down spoonfuls of store brought cough syrup. But the store brought cough syrups have their own side effects like sleepiness and drowsiness setting in after drinking the syrup. Also our body builds up resistance to such syrups if they are taken in excess. We have for you a cheap, homemade recipe for cough syrup and drops that you can make from ingredients you have in your kitchen.
1 What is cough?
A cough is generally described as a reflex of the body to clear the throat of any mucus or foreign things that irritates the throat. But if the coughs become too frequent, it can signal to onset of a disease. Some of the reasons of cough may be smoking, hay fever, asthma, sinus problems, infections and allergic reaction to medicines. Chronic cough is something that persists for a long time and is not a disease in itself and is actually an indication of a disease that is settling in. the most common cause for chronic coughing is smoking cigarettes and second most common cause is asthma. Asthma is a disease that causes the airways to shut off. It causes difficulty in breathing and wheezing and some have chronic cough as a symptom. Sometimes the cough goes by itself, but most of times a dose of antibiotics is needed to stop the coughing. You can buy over the counter cough syrup and it is more than enough to cure you. But click on next slide for a homemade recipe that is easy to make for coughs to go away and doesn’t have any side effects.
2 The home made cough syrup recipe
Most of the cough syrups that you can buy over the counter usually contain alcohol as an ingredient to help soothe the condition and give patient some relief from constant coughing. Some of the cough syrups may have a side effect that might you make drowsy in the day and can make you sleepy. But we have for you a homemade concoction that will cure you of regular cough in no time and is easy to make and store at your home. The concoction requires totally natural ingredients that are easily available in your kitchen and will not have any side effects. All you need is:
- 2 ½ cups of filtered water
- 2 cups of organic honey
- Some lemon zests
- Some ginger powder or ginger
- Some cloves grounded
How to make the recipe:
Take a pan and put 2 ½ cups of water in it and bring it almost to boil and add 2 cups of honey to it. Now add some lemon zests into the mix and some ginger in it by shredding it or adding ginger powder. Now ground up some cloves and add it to the mix. Continue to stirrup the mixture while adding these ingredients. Let the mixture come to a boil and take a syrupy form. Now take the mixture off the heat and put it drop by drop on a wooden tray to cool off and dust them with some powdered sugar on it to keep them from sticking. After the drops cool down, you will have your own homemade cough drops which you can dissolve in some warm water and drink it as well. Kindly contact your doctor of your cough persists and do write in the comments if you tried to make these drops.