Have you ever heard that it is good to drink pineapple juice to alleviate coughing? It really works!
In addition to containing a large amount of vitamin C that helps prevent disease, the pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that has anti-inflammatory properties. This combination of nutrients helps prevent disease, destroys bacteria including those in the throat. Research has shown that the pineapple extract reduces mucus 5 times faster than conventional cough syrups.
Against what kind of cough is it effective?
Pineapple juice is effective in fighting and against the cushiest cough, but not if it’s something more serious, like, for example, pneumonia. The juice is cheaper, healthier and certainly tastier.
How does it work?
In addition to the nutrients found in the pineapple, pineapple juice helps when the throat is dry in a way to stimulate the elimination of mucus. Dense mucus in the lungs or sinuses can cause serious cough, sneezing or painful inflammation.
In a study published in Der Pharma Chemica in 2010, scientists have tried to find useful treatment for patients suffering from tuberculosis and various infections. They found that a mixture of pineapple, pepper, salt and honey is very effective in reducing mucus in the lungs and ejecting it from the throat.
Homemade pineapple juice is much better than buying. Purchase juice contains various additives, added sugar, fructose and corn syrup. If you buy juice, look for the one without added sugar or simply make it yourself from fresh pineapple.
The recipe that is excellent in fighting cough!
- 1 glass of freshly squeezed pineapple juice
- ¼ glasses of lemon juice
- a piece of ginger
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- ½ tablespoons of red pepper
Mix all the ingredients and drink juice 2 to 3 times a day, every day.
Now you know how to cure the cough in a natural way, without consuming those terrible syrups and cough drugs. We hope that your cough will soon disappear! Good luck!