Here is the best natural cough remedy, and you will be surprised by its pleasant and mild taste, which is often not the case with other recipes for this purpose. The lemon adds acidity while the laurel gives you a special flavor and tone of bitterness and sweetness, and sugar which are the main components that “drive” the ingredients together with water in the circulation through the body.
Here are the ingredients:
- 6 leaves of laurel
- 5 oz of water
- 6 tablespoons sugar (brown sugar is recommended)
- 1 lemon medium size
Put the water in a pot and boil it, than add the laurel leaves, cover and cook for 6 to 10 minutes
Take the leaves out one by one, and liquid in a container in which you are going to prepare the syrup. Now add the sugar and squeeze the lemon. Mix and let the sugar to melt well.(If you don’t want sugar use honey)
Consummation of 2-3 teaspoons per day are quite adequate doses, which will be enough to alleviate the problems.
Keep the laurel syrup in refrigerator, but no used longer than 3 days. If you still have symptoms of a cold, even after the syrup you will need to additionally take a slice of lemon, peel it and chew it. It is quite effective in combating dry cough.
Just for information, laurel leaf are rich with vitamins from the B group(riboflavin, pyridoxine, niacin and pantothenic acid) that help to better functioning of the nervous and muscular system, positively influence on the metabolism, hormonal status and etc. Laurel contains numerous minerals: potassium, copper, manganese, calcium, selenium , iron, magnesium and zinc.