The most common sign for flu or a cold is coughing. Coughing clears the large passages from germs, secretions, and foreign particles. If this condition persists for a long period of time it should be treated properly.
You can eliminate an irritating cough with ingredients harmful for the heart health as lozenges with ephedrine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine hydrochloride. But, they cause some adverse effects. They contain sugar, which causes inflammation and worsens the situation.
Fortunately, there is a natural solution to this illness. They are -natural cough drops. They are made of natural and healthy ingredients. They boost the immune system and keep your throat coated. Also, they soothe a sore throat. A sore throat can be caused by numerous reasons – dry air, throat tumors, allergies, irritants, and voice over-exertion.
Homemade Cough Drops
– Half cup coconut oil, room temperature
– A half cup raw local honey
– One teaspoon of organic cinnamon
Scoop coconut oil into a mixer bowl. Beat with a hand mixer until it’s whipped. Add honey and mix two ingredients until you get a homogeneous mixture. Add cinnamon and pour the mixture into small ice cube trays. Freeze the cough drop for about 20 minutes. Pop them out of the ice cube. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for to 2 months. Use these cough drops as a preventative measure on a daily basis.
How does this remedy work?
Honey is plain with the antibiotic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral properties. Because of that, it is very good against infection. It is a natural soother, which alleviates cold and flu symptoms. Coconut oil is a healthy saturated fat. It kills almost any bacteria and soothes your throat. Cinnamon is rich in anti-inflammatory effects, reduces inflammation and soothes the pain.