By Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND
When you’re feeling under the weather with a cough, you might want to consider turning to pineapple juice as your remedy. Pineapple juice is a wonder drink to consume as it’s full of naturally occurring enzymes, vitamin C, bromelain and other phyto-compounds. The bromelain is the compound that could be responsible for the helping to reduce your coughing symptoms. To reduce the severity and duration of a cough consume this juice in 5 oz (150 ml) 3x daily until it has resolved. All of the ingredients offer some type of nutritional content that helps to soothe and reduce the severity of a cough.
Researchers found that the raw extracts from pineapple had the ability to decrease mucus five times faster than over-the-counter cough syrup and help patients recover 4.8 times faster. Overall, the fruit was found to offer relief across the board when it came to coughing symptoms. This is also a great homemade cough syrup for children. If you’ve never been into DIY, now is the time to test your skills with this easy natural cough suppressant.