For many years, DXM-Dextromethorphan has been used as the active ingredient in cough medicines. A lot of people use these over-the-counter medicines that contain DXM without knowing how dangerous it can be.
In fact, DXM is so dangerous that it can cause death in children and young adults. It is considered as the main cause of drug-related death in young adults and emergency room visits.
As a parent, you probably know that 10% of children do not have the proper enzymes needed to effectively metabolize DXM, which usually lead to some dangerous consequences.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claims that infants and children who are under the age of two should never take over-the-counter cough and cold medicines due to the severe and life-threatening side effects they can have.
Furthermore, the journal of Pediatrics published a study in 2004 which included 100 youngsters with upper-respiratory infections. The study proved that both dextromethorphan and diphenhydramine are not more effective than a placebo when it comes to improving the nighttime cough or sleep.
So, instead of using dangerous and life-threatening over the counter cough medicines, we suggest a natural cough and lung inflammation recipe which is more effective than any cough syrup.
It is made of simple ingredients which combined together create a powerful remedy for a cough, lung, and congestion inflammation.
For many centuries, turmeric has been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. It has potent antiviral, antibacterial, and carminative properties and can help in treating infections or diseases of the circulatory, digestive, and respiratory system. Also, turmeric can soothe the inflammation of the lungs due to its strong anti-inflammatory properties.
Ginger is very often used in the treatment of cold due to its powerful anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties. It can relieve inflamed, irritated, or swollen bronchial tubes. Ginger has expectorant effects and can be very effective in clearing the mucus.
Thyme has antibiotic and astringent properties and contains essential oil. It has powerful anti-cough and sore throat-fighting properties. Many practitioners of traditional herbal medicine claim that thyme can suppress a cough due to its potent antitussive properties. Thyme can relax the muscles of the trachea and bronchi, and open up the airways. A German study found out that thyme has the ability to reduce cough and mucus production by 60%.
- 1 green tea bag or 1 teaspoon green tea
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger root
- 1/3 teaspoon thyme
- Juice of half a lemon
- 2 teaspoons raw, organic honey
Put the herbs in a large cup with boiling water and let them steep for a few minutes. Strain and add the lemon and honey.