Homemade spicy cider expectorant and decongestant
Congestion is the worst. Here are some home remedies for DIY expectorants and decongestants to clear even the most irritating of symptoms.
Spicy Cider Decongestant and Expectorant:
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
3 tablespoons all natural organic honey
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
In a pot, bring lemon juice and apple cider vinegar to a gentle simmer. Stir in honey, cayenne, and ginger. You can play with the amounts to fit your personal taste preferences. Pour the contents into a jar and store in a cool, dark, place. To use this home remedy, shake well and then drink 1- 2 tablespoons daily. You can also warm the solution before drinking.
Three-Ingredient Cough Syrup
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2- 4 tablespoons lemon juice
Simply combine ingredients and refrigerate for up to six weeks. When needed, drink 1/2- 1 tablespoon to expel mucus and relieve cough.
Herbal Cough Syrup:
3 cups filtered water
1/4 cup licorice root
1/4 cup wild cherry bark
1/4 cup mullein leaf
1 tablespoon or 1 stick cinnamon chips
1 tablespoon ginger root
1 cut raw unfiltered honey
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Before you close the book on this exotic-sounding recipe, know that all of these ingredients are easily accessible at your neighborhood health foods story and even at some pharmacies. In a saucepan, combine water and herbs. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and strain herbs, squeezing to release the liquid. Combine the herbal liquid with honey and lemon juice. Allow to cool and then store in the fridge for up toe six weeks. When using, drink 1/2- 1 tablespoon every half hour.
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