Introduction: Cough Remedy
A simple and effective remedy to combat coughing and symptoms of throat inflammation.
Coughing is the body's reaction to irritated airways as well as a mechanism to expel foreign particles and excess mucus.
The purpose of this remedy is to open up and clear the throat's passageway so that mucus can be easily expelled and inflammation is reduced.
Step 1: Gathering Ingredients and Materials
This concoction requires three common ingredients that each have medicinal properties that work particularly well to treat cough:
2 tsp. Honey (preferably of the local variety)
1/4 tsp. Ground black pepper
1/8 tsp. Ground nutmeg
Black pepper is the key ingredient that works by increasing circulation and loosening the mucus membranes in the throats passageway.
Both honey and nutmeg provide anti inflammatory effects which help sooth the throat.
Other materials needed include:
A teaspoon for stirring
A teaspoon for in-taking the concoction
A welled plate or container for mixing and storage
Hot water for rinsing
Plastic wrap for storage
Refrigerator for storage
Step 2: Bringing the Ingredients Together
1.Take a clean welled plate or container, and add the honey to it.
2.Next add the nutmeg.
3.Finally add in the black pepper.
4.Stir vigorously until the ingredients are well combined and dispersed.
Step 3: Dosage and Storage
The measurements yield around 2 1/2 teaspoons of the mixture. This is a sufficient amount for 3-4 doses that can be taken over 1 or 2 days.
The recommended method of intake is as follows:
1. Dip the back of a teaspoon (rounded surface) into the mixture.
2. Lift it up and turn it over.
3. Lick the mixture off with your tongue and immediately swallow.
4. Repeat 2-4 times per dose.
* Be sure to rinse the teaspoon used with hot water in between dipping to avoid transfer of germs.
**It is recommended that the mixture is used by a single person. Portion out the mixture into separate vessels if more than one person will be ingesting it.
To store the mixture in between doses, wrap the container or plate with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator. It can be taken when cool.