How to Make Natural Cough Syrup of Thyme and Honey?
If you often have problems with cough or respiratory tract, this easy homemade cough syrup is excellent for everyone!
Adults and children can often suffer from infections of the respiratory tract. There are excellent natural remedies that can actually offer a cure or relief from the these common symptoms related to lung and throat problems. Thyme and honey are powerful combination helpful for relieving all symptoms related to the respiratory tract. Here is why these products are beneficial for our lungs and for the overall health.
Ancient Egyptians used thyme like an agent for embalming. Greeks used it in the temples as an incense, and the Romans were adding this magic ingredient to the alcoholic drinks as aroma.
A lot of herbalists recommend the thyme as a cure for asthma, pneumonia and whooping cough.
Thyme has amazing antispasmodic properties. It is very helpful for relieving and preventing spasms that are involuntary in our organs. They are actually the reason for causing coughs, aches, and cramps. It also calms the nervous system and promotes the good sleep.
You can also apply the essential oil of thyme to sores and wounds for preventing infections.
Moreover, thyme promotes the secretion of mucus and phlegm from the respiratory tract. It clears the lungs and frees naturally the airways.
Thyme is a good fighter of inflammation and it is known as an antihistamine. It relieves the symptoms of asthma and coughs which appear due to allergies.
It also boosts the immune system being an excellent source of vitamin A,C, manganese, iron and fiber.
The Effects Of Honey On Promoting Lung Health and General Health
Did you know that 60 000 bees have to travel approximately 55,000 miles and collect pollen from 2 million flowers to produce enough nectar for only one pound of honey?
Honey is the greatest natural healing product. As a product of the labor of bees since long time ago, people know it as a symbol of richness and blessing.
The health benefits of honey are numerous, and here we will mention only the ones that are related for our topic.
Honey is forming a so called “layer” in our throat and mouth which protects us and eases irritation.
Children often suffer from infections of the respiratory tract, particularly in its upper area.
The infection’s symptoms are usually getting worse during night. Than can cause terrible problems of breathing and it does not allow children to get a good night sleep. Studies showed that honey is an excellent medication for cough. It has actually the ability to soothe the coughing.
One study from the Pediatrics journal from 2012 shows that two teaspoons of honey could cure a cough that is stubborn. When you give honey to small children (at the age of 1- 5) 30 minutes before sleep, this syrup can reduce coughing.
Because of the ethereal oil and alcohol in the honey, the mucus is cleared in the throat.
Honey has anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is excellent for fighting against infections as well as preventing attacks of asthma induced by allergies.
Honey is energizing and refreshing our body when we are tired or ill during strenuous physical activities because of the content of glucose, which is quickly absorbed in the bloodstream.
Honey is abundant with important minerals like magnesium, selenium, manganese, and also in antioxidants and amino acids. It immensely boosts our immune system and protects us from the damaging effects of free radicals, which can cause numerous diseases. It is also anti-bacterial and antifungal, protecting us from bacterial and fungal infections.
How to make it:
Make a mixture of the honey and dried thyme in the jar. Stir well and leave it in a warm place for 2 weeks. In case it seems like the mixture is overly thick, put 50 milliliters of distilled water in the jar. Once a day, you have to stir the elixir. After 2 weeks, strain the homemade natural cough syrup with gauze or strainer for tea.
Consume ½ tablespoon of the homemade cough syrup twice a day for reducing problems caused by respiratory infections.
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