The winter months can plague you with respiratory issues. The common cold is easily passed around and you can experience coughing, sinus congestion, aches, or you can even develop bronchitis. While you can help remedy your cough with herbal teas like lemon, ginger, chamomile, or Echinacea, there is one natural mixture you need in your life.
When you cough, your body is naturally trying to clear up your respiratory system. Coughing indicates that there is something wrong inside your airways. For instance, the airways can become inflamed and lead to long lasting respiratory issues that damage lung tissue. Most people resort to cold and flu medications when they or their children have a cough or cold, but these medications can actually have negative effects on organs. Research has suggested that these medications may only have a placebo effect at best, so ditch the medication and naturally get rid of your cough with three ingredients.
The winning combination is water, honey, and bananas. You wouldn’t think that these three things could get rid of a cough, but they can and they will. The best part about it is that you can also improve digestion with the nutrients that are in honey and bananas. Additionally, this is an easy and tasty remedy that even your kids will gladly take.
- 5 cups of boiling water
- 2 very ripe bananas
- 2 tablespoons of raw honey
- While the water is boiling, mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl. Once the water is boiling, pour it in the bowl with the mashed bananas. Cover the bowl and let it sit for 30 minutes.
- After waiting 30 minutes, mix in the raw honey until thoroughly combined.
- Consume 3 ounces of this remedy 4 times a day when you have a cough. It is best to warm this up before consuming. In addition to nurturing your airways, this mixture will help you sleep better at night because bananas increase serotonin levels.
It is advisable to prepare this mixture every morning and consume it every day until coughing subsides.