Natural Homemade Cough Syrup

It all started with research on a regular cough syrup you buy, it does not relieve cough. Then some people are looking for ways to make their own cough syrup using natural ingredients, and is not expected to contain chemicals. Indeed some cough syrup often contain antihistamines, which aims to reduce allergy symptoms of colds type. But antihistamines can make you drowsy, hallucinate, and chest pounding. Other side effects even without realizing it, there is no guarantee that the cough medicine will stop you from cough, although at first glance may make you fall asleep.

Some studies elaborated on the use of cough syrup that are not proven to relieve cough. In 2009, the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) says that cough and cold syrup with a certain kind of material should not be given to children under six years of age because the risk is greater than the benefits. Actually this cough medicine makes feel tired, and sometimes makes it easy to feel sleepy.

Generally cough syrup containing codeine should be avoided by children and adults that influence the body's metabolism. A study conducted Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group explained that cough syrup is considered to have low quality with conflicting results to heal or recover. Alternatively, maybe you could use a natural cough medicine recipe can be made free from chemicals.In some countries, these natural cough remedies have been used since many years ago.

Homemade cough syrup

First traditional cough syrup recipe
10 grams of dried mandarin orange peel and 25 grams kencur aka kaempferia galanga, aromatic ginger, sand ginger, cutcherry or resurrection lily (thinly sliced​​), boiled with 400 cc of water until remaining 200 cc, then drink the water while warm.Usage: Take 2 times a day.

Second traditional cough syrup recipe
10 pieces of betel leaves boiled with 400 cc of water until remaining 200 cc, then drink the water while warm.Usage: Take 2 times a day

Third traditional cough syrup recipe
10 grams of dried mandarin orange peel, and 250 grams of fresh squash, boiled with 600 cc until the remaining 300 cc, then drink while warm.

Or you can use another easy homemade cough syrup below.
Turmeric and Honey
To treat dry cough, you can use turmeric and honey, and milk can be added. Turmeric has natural properties to eliminate dry cough due to respiratory inflammation. How to make: Make one cup of milk and add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric that has been finely ground. Then add honey to taste. Drink 2-3 times a day.

Celery and Honey
Honey and celery can also be used to treat dry cough. How to make: Rinse 30 grams of celery and cut into pieces. Then the pieces, boiled in 3 glasses of water until remaining 1 glass. You can add honey to taste. Drink 2 times a day morning and afternoon.

Key lime
Mixed of key lime with soy sauce has long been recognized as a natural cough medicine with phlegm. You can use this medicine to treat cough with phlegm. If do not like it can be replaced with soy sauce with honey. How to make: Squeeze lemon juice and mix with soy sauce or honey. Drink 3 times a day.
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Writen by: Mr Soed - Thursday, November 7, 2013