Honey and pepper are natural medicines for cold and cough. Honey and pepper could offer you cough free night sleep. Let it be wet cough or dry cough, a spoonful of honey and pepper will calm down your cough.
Both honey and black pepper have antioxidants, antiviral and antibacterial properties to fight against the infections. Honey is a natural cough suppressant. Honey is said to coat the irritated mucous membranes and soothes the sore throat. Black Pepper is a natural decongestant and expectorant. Black pepper thins down the mucus to breathe easily.
To get rid of night cough, my first choice would be Oregano tonic(Link) in India. Here in US, my first option is Pineapple tonic(Link). I recommend pineapple tonic 1 or 2 hours before sleep and a spoonful of honey and pepper, just before bed.
Also, check out my suggested food to be taken when you have cold and/or cough. Click here for link.
Warning: Honey is not recommended for babies below 1 year. My Pediatrician advised to avoid honey for 2 years to ensure more safety.
Honey Pepper recipe – Stepwise pic follow the below printable description:
- Honey - 2 tsp
- Pepper - ¼ tsp
- In a spoon, add organic honey and top with freshly crushed/ground/milled pepper.
If you have honey with pepper at bed time, don't forget to brush your teeth to avoid tooth decays.
Preparation – How to make honey pepper for cough?
In a spoon, add organic honey and top with freshly crushed/ground/milled black pepper.
Just gobble this spoonful of honey with pepper and have cough-less sleep..
Tips/Tricks in having honey with pepper for cough
- Do not drink or eat anything for at least half an hour after having honey with pepper. If it’s bedtime, just have this as last intake and sleep.
- If you have honey with pepper at bed time, don’t forget to brush your teeth to avoid tooth decays.
Nutritional Benefits in honey and pepper
Honey – Protein, Vitamins B&C, Folates, Iron, Zinc, Selenium and other minerals
Pepper – Dietary Fiber, Potassium, Protein, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium