Since pineapple contains bromelain (an enzyme which fights inflammation), its juice, derived from fresh pineapples can decrease coughs 5 times more efficiently than any cough syrup! That very same enzyme is frequently advertized as a natural remedy against afflictions like arthritis. It’s especially popular in Germany, where it’s medically approved as a supplement that treats inflammation and swelling of the nose and sinuses caused by some injury or surgery.
Pineapple juice has high levels of manganese, the mineral which helps with healthy forming of bones and their connective tissue, as well as absorbing more calcium, increases the nerve function and metabolizes fats and carbohydrates.
Almost 50% of the suggested daily dose for vitamin C is contained in just one cup of pineapple juice. This specific vitamin manages the crucial enzymes that regulate the energy conversion and metabolism in the body.
Pineapple juice is beneficial for a sore throat, helping in the removal of any bothersome fluids and secretions. They can pile up in your sinuses or lungs and can provoke an infinite stream of sneezing and coughs, not to mention painful infections. Researchers in a study published in “Der Pharma Chemica” magazine in 2010 tried to discover viable treatments for people that have tuberculosis, an infectious disease caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria. In their research they’ve found out that a mix of raw pineapple juice, salt, pepper and honey given to patients on a daily basis helped them lower the level of mucus in their lungs.
In a study that ensued afterwards, researchers discovered that patients recovered 4.8 faster and displayed a decrease in all symptoms regarding coughing when raw pineapple extracts were used on them.
So, if you have one of the various types of coughs just use pineapple juice instead of any cough syrup, because it’s cheaper, doesn’t contain any toxic chemicals and has the right ingredients to help in defeating a cold.
Pineapple juice is also excellent for those that need to lessen sugar intake in their diet, but stick to natural pineapple juice only, because the canned juice is sweetened, preferably being able to extract the juice on your own.
Pineapple Cough Inhibitor Recipe:
– 1 cup of fresh pineapple juice
– 1 piece of ginger (about 3 inches)
– 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
– 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
– 1 tablespoon of raw honey
Mix all ingredients and take 1/4 cup, 2-3 x/day and repeat it daily.