I am sharing a home remedy that I’ve been using religiously from over a year to deal with the recurring chest infections and allergies.
Don’t we all hate it when we fall sick with flu and allergies? When you have little kids, it can be quite disturbing. With seasonal changes, it is necessary that we take precautions to prevent allergies but no matter how careful you are, if your children are at school or if you go out then, some pesky infection will come home. This concoction has been like magic for us!
I am totally against the use of antibiotics and medicines. If we can cure it naturally why go for chemicals… right?! I am sure you will agree with me on this.
It was just a normal cough and cold with no fever. I didn’t agree with my doctor that my child should be taking antihistamines and cough medication for over two weeks! So, I took my mum’s advice and made this.
My sister in law tried it on her three children. It worked again.
I passed it on to my friends. Now, we all agree that age old recipes handed down from generation to generations work better than over the counter medications!
This home remedy is like tea but without the kick of caffeine. Scratchy throats, colds, coughs or allergies. This is my go-to recipe now. The benefits of honey & ginger are well known and quite effective. Honey acts like an antibiotic against the bacteria in the throat and chest while ginger soothes with its warmth. I hope you will try this recipe for yourself and tell us whether it worked for you too.
Please Note: This recipe is not for babies and very young children. Do not use it if you or your child is allergic to any of the ingredients.
Natural cough remedy using Ginger and Honey.
Here’s how to make it.
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- A medium sized ginger chopped into pieces
- 2 medium sized Cinnamon sticks ( These are the best)
- 2-3 cloves
- 2-3 Black pepper whole or a pinch of black pepper powder
Add all the above ingredients to 1 litre water and boil. Brew for atleast 15-20mins or until the water reduces to half its quantity.
Add honey before consuming.
Bottle up the concoction and store in the refrigerator and use whenever required. You can keep it an airtight bottle in the fridge for up to a month.
Heat 2-3 tablespoon of this concoction and add it to a cup with 1 teaspoon of honey. Mix well and drink it up.
Use 1/4 cup of the concoction warmed and mixed with 1 teaspoon of honey.
Twice daily if its severe or else just once before sleeping.
Don’t expect immediate results. Continue for atleast 3 days to see a difference. This tea worked wonders for me. Please keep in mind your and your child’s allergies regarding the ingredients used in this recipe.
Yes, you can use it even without the honey.
Here is another home remedy using honey & ginger:
Finely chop ginger to small pieces and soak in honey. Add a pinch of black pepper powder to it. Let it sit for atleast 6-8 hrs before using.
Have half to one teaspoon of it along with the soaked ginger piece.
Note: Please note that these recipes are not for very young children and babies. Do not use if you or your child has allergies to any of the ingredients.