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Homemade Cough Syrup: Must For Monsoon

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As climate is changing, I can see lot of my friends,relative having dry cough, cold etc. Many of us try home remedies and others go to doctors and have antibiotics. I am not against antibiotics, however I prefer home remedies along with antibiotics. These remedies increase our immune power and helps us to combat infections in much better way. Once of such remedies is this cough syrup.

This is not like normal cough syrups we get at drugstore. This syrup should be consumed when it is hot. You can have 2-3 tablespoons if you want and then store in refrigerator for 2-3 days.

This homemade syrup contains ginger which is good for cough. The medicinal components of ginger are its essential oils, antioxidants and oleoresin. Oleoresin, in fact, is known for is antitussive abilities, meaning that it can relieve and suppress coughing.

 

Homemade cough syrup

Homemade cough syrup with ginger, pepper and lemon

 

Recipe:

  1. 1 inch piece of ginger (grated)
  2. 1/2 teaspoon black paper powder
  3. 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  4. 1 teaspoon jaggery (optional)
  5. salt as per taste
  6. 2 cups of water

Mix all the ingredients together in a container and boil it till water content reduces to half.

Turn of the burner. You can have 2-3 tablespoons of it immediately or you can store it and have it as required.

Note: Do not store this liquid for more than 2 days.. It will lose its effect. And make sure you heat it before having it.

 

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