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Natural Recipe Works Faster & Less Toxic Than Cough Syrups

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Homemade Cough Recipe Works Faster And Is More Effective Than Everyday Cough Syrups

Have a cold or cough? If you do, you may reach for a commercial cough syrup for relief. This may not be in your best interest, however.

Most over the counter medications for relieving cough and cold symptoms contain a drug called dextromethorphan, or “DXM” for short. This drug has been the main active ingredient in cough syrups and medications for many years. Most people are not aware, though, that using this drug poses danger to their health. It is an alarmingly common reason for emergency room visits and serious drug-related symptoms in young adults.

Parents of young children should know that approximately 10% of children don’t have the required enzymes to adequately metabolize DXM, which can lead to serious consequences. As well, the US Food & Drug Administration advises that children under 2 years of age should not be given over-the-counter cough and cold products because serious and potentially life threatening side effects can occur.

For relief of cough and cold symptoms, consider trying a natural homemade remedy. The recipe below is for a remedy that relieves symptoms of cold and lung inflammation, without danger of side effects. It can also work faster and more effectively than commercial OTC medications.

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The ingredients in this remedy are common everyday items (turmeric, thyme, cloves and honey) that work together to create a potent remedy for congestion, cough and lung inflammation. Thyme relaxes the muscles of the trachea and bronchi, opening up the airways. Ginger is naturally anti-inflammatory and has an expectorant action.

Homemade Cough and Lung Inflammation Recipe: More powerful than any cough syrup and faster acting

Ingredients

1 green tea bag
1/2 teaspoon ginger root (fresh grated)
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/3 teaspoon thyme
2 teaspoons raw honey
Juice of half a lemon (or 1 drop lemon essential oil)

Directions

1. Place the tea bag and herbs into a large cup with boiling water. Let them seep for several minutes. Strain and add raw honey and lemon.

Reference:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002628.htm

http://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476%2804%2900972-2/fulltext

http://healthychild.org/beware-childrens-cough-medicines-containing-a-controversial-drug/

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