Pineapple is one of the fruits that you shouldn’t avoid including in your daily diet. You can consume it in a fresh from or make a juice, and you will be surprised how healthy it is. Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme with anti-inflammatory properties, and it easily fights against infections and kills bacteria. Juice of fresh pineapple has been proven to be 5 times more effective than syrup against coughing. Can you believe it?
It is best to use freshly squeezed juice because it will be without added sugar or additives. Just one glass of pineapple juice contains almost 50 percent of our daily vitamin C needs. You get very important enzymes that regulate metabolism and energy production in your body.
Bromelain (the main ingredient in pineapple) is one of the most popular approved supplements in Germany – for inflammation that includes swelling of the nose and sinuses after injury or a surgery.
Pineapple As A Natural Remedy For Respiratory Problems
Studies have shown that natural juice mixtures made with pineapple greatly help patients with tuberculosis, problems with phlegm, sinus blockages, sneezing, coughing, and infections.
Here’s how to make natural pineapple syrup which will help you control your coughing problem.
You will need:
- 1 cup of pineapple juice (use natural unsweetened 100% pineapple juice or, better, make fresh one at home using a blender.)
- 3 inches long piece of ginger root
- 60 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ½ tablespoon of cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon of organic honey
Put all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until they combine nicely. Once you’ve got a smooth and united mixture turn off the blend and transfer it to airtight glass containers.
Consume 60 ml of this liquid 2-3 times a day. Even if you take larger doses, you won’t have any side-effects. Drink this liquid every day until all symptoms disappear.
If you suffer from a cough, which is not related to a serious condition like inflammation of the lungs (this condition requires antibiotic treatment), you can always drink pure pineapple juice rather than coughing syrup (which may have a laxative effect). It is more effective, and it will speed your recovery. Moreover, it will sooth the sore throat and you will easily get rid of the excess phlegm.