The rather erratic weather has taken a toll on everyone including me. A lot of us (in Malaysia) are suffering from coughs and at times phlegm. Perhaps I was too exhausted and that's why I was caught off guard by those nasty germs that took me down with some bad coughs. It appears that over the counter drug is no longer effective in combating these normal diseases such as cough. I guess It is time for us to return to mother nature to seek for her help? After scouring the Internet for remedies, I have finally found a concoction that I can stomach. Ha :D
I am sure you have drunk Honey Lemon juice before in cafe or restaurant right? But do you know that these two seemingly normal ingredients are very, very effective in helping us to cure certain diseases? Let's talk about honey first shall we? Firstly honey has been proven to be effective to help reduce coughing. In fact honey has be found to be a rich demulcent that can help to relieve irritation and inflammation. So in other words, honey can help to provide a soothing layer to coat the irritated throat. Apart from that, honey also possesses powerful antibacterial ability that can help counter cough which is caused by bacteria infection. By the way, please make sure that you honey is organic and sugar-free. :)
Must be pure honey ok. :D
Lemon is yet another excellent fruit which we often take for granted. Just like honey, lemon contains antibacterial properties as well and this makes it a potent ingredient to fight against bacterial illnesses. Moreover, the vitamin C that is packed inside of this mighty citrus can boost our immune system to boost our immune system. Interestingly, the juice extracted from lemon can help to loosen those sickening mucous and phlegm. I tried and it worked like (almost) magic. So if you have cough and phlegm, you might want to try lemon. :)
It is said that if you soak your lemon in hot water for an hour,
you will be able to "milk out" more lemon juice.
I hope both these natural remedies of honey and lemon can help to reduce your cough and phlegm folks. After all too much over-the-counter medicine is not good for our health right? Over-dependence on drugs might even aggravate the situation besides ruining our internal organs. Hence it makes perfect sense in the long run to rely on Mother Nature to cure us. Enjoy your honey lemon juice folks. :)