Home remedies: 3 drinks that will help you fight a cough


In this cold season, cases of respiratory diseases tend to increase, because climate changes can leave our respiratory system somewhat vulnerable and if we do not take some precautions it is very likely that we will catch some bacteria or a virus that damages our lungs. If you feel the irritation in your throat or you are already suffering from a cough, do not wait any longer and prepare a home remedy to combat it.

In this case, we share three effective drinks that will help you fight a cough and that you can easily make at home. Two of them are teas, which, as you well know, hot drinks are always effective to combat this type of disease, but we explain why they help your body, and one more is a carrot syrup that will also act in favor of your health , we tell you all the benefits it has and how to take it.

Remember that it is very important to maintain a balanced diet, do regular exercise (although it may give us laziness due to the weather, it is important to stay active) and be well hydrated, as this will help your body to have its defenses much higher and prepared to combat any diseases. It is also essential to consult a doctor before taking any home remedy, especially if you suffer from a chronic or metabolic condition.

3 effective drinks to fight coughs
1.Ginger, cinnamon and honey tea


-30 grams of ginger

-1 piece of cinnamon

-1 cup of water

-2 tablespoons of honey

-1/2 lemon

Peel and chop the ginger (a piece of about 2 centimeters for 1 cup) into slices, serve it in the water with the cinnamon (a piece of about 3 centimeters). Put on high heat and let it boil for 5 minutes, then remove. Cover, wait for it to rest for 2 minutes and serve by passing through a strainer, add 2 tablespoons of honey and the juice of 1/2 lemon, mix and consume hot.

Preferably after taking it, do not bathe or go out, wrap yourself up well. You can take it two to 3 cups per day. Avoid giving this tea to children under 1 year of age and if you continue to have discomfort for more than 3 days it is essential to see a doctor.

Ginger is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, as well as calming pain and relaxing the airways; while honey has minor effects, but similar to a medical treatment to suppress cough, due to its antibacterial properties. Cinnamon, for its part, has bactericidal properties and contributes to raising body temperature.

2. Carrot juice with lemon


-5 large carrots

-4 tablespoons of honey

-1 lemon

Wash and peel the carrots, grate them and serve them in a glass container with a lid, add the lemon juice and honey, mix so that they are fully integrated, cover and put in the refrigerator. Let it sit overnight so that the carrot releases its juice.

It is advisable to take up to 4 tablespoons of the syrup a day, as it can be somewhat strong. Avoid it in children under 1 year, in patients with uncontrolled diabetes, and remember that it is essential to consult a doctor before taking any home remedy and if the discomfort persists for more than 3 days.

The carrot is rich in vitamins A, C and the B complex, the first two act as antioxidants that help to strengthen the defenses and prevent respiratory diseases. It is also a source of calcium, iron, potassium, sodium and phosphorus, which combined helps to relieve and improve coughs, colds, congestion in the lungs, phlegm and throat discomfort.

3. Marshmallow root tea


-4 grams of marshmallow root

-1 cup of water

-Honey, optional

Grind the marshmallow root in a mortar or molcajete, once crushed, serve it in the water and put it over medium high heat. Leave until it boils for 10 minutes over low heat. Remove and serve, passing through a strainer, you can add honey to enhance the antitussive effects of the tea and sweeten.

This infusion should not be consumed by diabetics, pregnant, lactating, under 1 year old or if you are taking any medical treatment unless approved by the doctor. Remember that if after 3 days you still have a cough, it is very important to see a doctor.

Marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis) is an herb that has been widely used to treat sore throats and coughs, since it has antitussive, antitussive, expectorant, soothing, anti-inflammatory and healing properties, thanks to its content of flavonoids, fiber, mucilage , tannins, as well as other components that improve symptoms such as irritation and pain.

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