Easy and Effective Homemade Syrup to Relieve Sore Throat and Cough
A sore throat is normally a symptom of a bacterial or viral infection, such as the common cold. Other symptoms may accompany the sore throat, such as a runny nose, a headache, muscle aches, a cough and inflammation (redness and swelling) in your throat.
The good thing is that you don’t have to run to the pharmacy to treat cough and sore throat. You know that I’m a big fan on natural remedies, and with the following 3 available ingredients in any kitchen – onion, ginger and honey, you can treat it yourself. So if you are interested in natural and herbal remedies, you can find more useful information in my e-book the Herbal Remedies Guide. This guide will teach you how to treat common ailments using herbs.
Onions contain chemical compounds such as phenolics, flavonoids and quercetin that research shows to have potential anti-inflammatory, anti viral and antioxidant properties. The active ingredient of fresh ginger is called gingerol, and is known to have a powerful anti inflammatory properties as well. Honey also has effective antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, that help to relieves cough and soothes sore throat.
Syrup Recipe to Relieve Cough and Sore Throat
4 tbsp quality honey (the best is Manuka honey)
1 onion, chopped
3 cm fresh ginger, grated
Pour the honey into a bowl and add the chopped onion and grated ginger. Leave the mixture overnight or at least for 6 hours. During this time the active ingredients in the onions and ginger will be released and absorbed in the honey.
How to use it? Take a teaspoon of the honey (you can remove the onion and ginger) every couple of hours until symptoms are relieved.
For another excellent syrup recipe for chest infections click on the following link: