Garlic is a potent remedy that has been used in many herbal medicines for centuries. It has antibacterial and antiviral characteristics, including its ability to stimulate the immune system.
Raw garlic includes allicin. It is popular for being more powerful antibiotic than penicillin.
Other ingredients of the remedy that are health beneficial:
Raw, unfilteredapple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has antiviral and antibacterial characteristics. It offers enzymes, bacteria that are beneficial and trace minerals that make it so beneficial for you and heals the body.
Of course, it is always better to choose raw honey. It has effective antibacterial and anti-inflammatory characteristics that relieve cough and soothe sore throat.
Optional ingredients that can be added to the remedy:
Crushed fennel seeds
This natural expectorant is an excellent cure for cough, and a popular remedy for eliminating mucus builds up. It contains substances that reduce phlegm and bronchial secretions and thus help to relieve stubborn coughs, colds, respiratory chest congestion, asthma and bronchitis.
Sage and thyme
Sage and thyme are other natural herbal expectorants that aid in draining mucus from the lungs and are effective in treating cough, congestion and bronchitis.
Fresh grated ginger
Gingerol is the active ingredient in ginger. It is known to decrease pain and to have a potent anti-inflammatory characteristics.
This tasty spice reduces pain and inflammation and has antioxidant effects. Also, it fights bacteria and viruses.
Capsaicin, the ingredient in cayenne pepper functions as a pain reliever. Also, it is used to boost blood circulation and stimulates healing in traditional Asian medicine as well as in the Indian medicine of Ayurveda. Cayenne pepper reduces mucous membranes in the nose, sinuses and lungs.
GARLIC SYRUP RECIPE FOR CHEST INFECTIONS
Garlic Syrup is great for most lung disorders, including sore throat and hoarseness, coughs, asthma, lung congestion, difficulty in breathing, as well as chronic bronchitis. It greatly assists in loosening phlegm from the lungs through expectoration.
A garlic bulb
1/2 cup of water
1/4 cup of raw apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup of raw honey
You can add some of the optional ingredients mentioned above
How to prepare the remedy:
Chop the whole garlic bulb and add some of the optional ingredients if you like. Cover it with the honey, water and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl. Let the mixture sit during the night before using it. Then, strain it and keep it in a cool place.
Have a teaspoon of the mixture every couple of hours until you feel relieved.