Fix it at home: A natural, effective home remedy for cough using ginger, honey and black pepper – Times Now

New Delhi: As the weather changes, and the season begins to transition from winter to spring, it is important to take measures to keep yourself safe. Eating foods that boost immunity, and practising personal hygiene, can help in the prevention of infections which are common during season change – like common cold and cough. However, sometimes, no matter how much you try to prevent the infections, they somehow get to you.
In such cases, home remedies can come to your rescue. You can use these home remedies to feel better even when you are taking regular medication, as these can help relieve the symptoms of the infection. Here is one such home remedy – a cough syrup you can make at home, which will not only help reduce the cough but can also be used as a substitute for medical cough syrup if it makes you feel extremely sleepy.
You can make this natural cough syrup, at home, with the help of some common kitchen ingredients.
This cough syrup is made with ginger, black peppercorns, and honey. All these ingredients have certain properties that can help in the treatment of the cold. Ginger contains anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. It will help in reducing the inflammation in the throat, and also help to fight the disease-causing micro-organism. Black pepper is commonly found in various Ayurvedic medicines and potions. It helps in breaking down the depositions in the nasal and throat passage and helps to eliminate them from the body, making more way for breathing normally, and reducing cough. Honey, the third ingredient of the home-made cough syrup can soothe a sore throat, and clean up the congestion. 
How to make the natural cough syrup
To make the cough syrup, follow these easy steps –
Sip on the mixture slowly, twice or thrice during the day to get the best results.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a professional healthcare provider if you have any specific questions about any medical matter.
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