Learn the best natural remedies for cough and colds. Help reduce symptoms and boost the immune system with a few natural ingredients, and follow my tips below to make a delicious pineapple tea for coughs that helps suppress coughs and soothes scratchy throats.
Ingredients you will need: ginger tea, pineapple juice, Maty’s Cough Syrup, and lemon.
This post was sponsored by Maty’s. All opinions are my own.
Natural Remedies For Cough Back Story
Over the last month it has seemed like a never-ending cycle: one girl gets sick, then just as she starts getting better, the other girl goes down.
Dealing with sick kids, and sick husbands, is not fun at all. It’s terrible to watch your sweet children feel yucky! All you want to do is comfort them and make them feel better.
Plus, running my own business at home while trying to deal with sick little kids is almost impossible.
Slowly, the illness has traveled to the whole house. Everyone is down for the count, including myself.
Thankfully, Maty’s Whole Food Health Alternatives is there to help boost our immune systems, naturally soothe a cough, and help them quickly get over whatever nasty illness is going around. I love having natural remedies like Maty’s cough syrup to effectively relieve our cough symptoms without over the counter pharmaceuticals.
I love that not only does Maty’s help suppress our coughs, but their all natural health alternatives contain immune-boosting herbs to help fight illnesses. And with two little girls, I need all the help I can get!
Today, I’m sharing with you the best remedies for cough, and our favorite tasty pineapple tea for coughs.
Tips for making pineapple tea for coughs:
- Allow the ginger tea to steep for 5-10 minutes to give it a good ginger flavor.
- If you don’t like ginger, you could swap it out for another herbal tea, like chamomile.
- Add more spices, like cinnamon or thyme. Thyme has been shown to help decrease coughs; just strain the herbs and/or spices out before sipping.
- Add extra honey if you would like it sweeter.
Natural Remedies For Cough
Coughs can be such a terrible thing. Personally, I try to first run to my natural medicine cabinet to stop illnesses in their tracks. I love how effective these natural remedies for coughs can be.
As soon as cold symptoms start, I grab these natural remedies:
Natural Cough Suppressant For Kids And Adults
Maty’s offers multiple natural cough suppressants for kids and adults, made from natural ingredients like honey, lemon, olive oil, and herbs, like ginger, oregano and more. Their products contain healthy, real ingredients to help children naturally get over illnesses and support the immune system. Each spoonful of Maty’s Cough Syrups contain 10 powerful immune boosters.
Night time usually brings out the congestion and coughs, so Maty’s Children’s Goodnight Cough Syrup includes herbs like chamomile to help them fall asleep naturally without drugs.
Thankfully, Maty’s cough syrups taste delicious, so it is not hard to get the girls to take them. If giving your kids medicine is difficult to do (even when they do taste great), you can add their cough syrups to drinks (like the tasty tea recipe below), to smoothies, mix it in with yogurt, or make some delicious popsicles.
Pineapple juice for cough
Pineapple juice contains an enzyme called bromelain, which has anti-inflammatory properties and can help break up mucus. It is also very soothing to the throat. So if your child is suffering from a scratchy throat and a dry or wet cough, pineapple juice may help.
Honey for cough
Honey has been shown to help soothe and relieve soreness in the throat. One study found that honey was as effective at treating a cough at nighttime as cough medicine! Thankfully, natural products like Maty’s contain soothing ingredients like honey to naturally calm a cough.
Ginger for Colds & Tummy Bugs
Ginger also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe sore throats and coughs. Plus, ginger has also been shown to help soothe sore and nauseous tummies. When made into a tea, the warm ginger tea can really pack a one-two punch to help knock out those coughs.
Chest and Vapor Rubs
Chest and vapor rubs are great, but have you ever read the ingredients in them? I stopped using them for colds until I found this. Maty’s Baby Chest Rub and Vapor Rub contain none of the harmful chemicals commonly found in other brands. It has natural, soothing ingredients to help stop the sniffles and coughs, and is wonderful when used before bed to help the girls sleep soundly.
Soothing Drinks for Coughs
It’s really important to stay hydrated during an illness, especially if you or your kids are dealing with a fever, but this drink pulls double duty, providing hydration and a few of the best remedies for cough. We are going to look at a few ingredients to make a delicious and healthy cough suppressant cough tea.
Simple Tea For Cough Ingredients
- Pineapple juice
- Maty’s Natural Cough Syrup
How To Make Pineapple Tea For Coughs
- Steep herbal tea (I used ginger or ginger and chamomile) for 5-10 minutes.
- Remove tea bag and add pineapple juice and Maty’s Cough Syrup.
- Add a squeeze of lemon and enjoy.
Need more immune boosting and healthy recipe ideas? Check these out!
- Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal – another tasty way to get kids to take cough “medicine” without the fuss.
- Carrot Orange Smoothie is packed with immune-boosting ingredients, like vitamin c.
- 9 Tips To Soothe Sick Toddlers – since dealing with sick toddlers is never fun, try these simple ways to soothe them.
- Lightened Up Jiffy Corn Casserole – this yummy twist on the classic is a lighter, less fat version.
- Easy elderberry syrup can help fight colds.
Best Pineapple Tea For Cough Recipe
Pairing Maty’s cough syrup with ginger tea and pineapple juice packs a big one-two punch to knock out and soothe coughs. Grab these natural remedies for cough and make a yummy tea.
Pineapple Tea For Cough
- 3/4 cup ginger tea
- 1/4 cup pineapple juice
- 2 Tbs Maty's Cough Syrup
- squeeze lemon optional
- Make 3/4 cup of ginger tea by boiling sliced ginger in water or steeping ginger tea. Add pineapple juice, Maty's cough syrup, and a squeeze of lemon juice (optional). Enjoy.
What is your favorite way to suppress coughs and get rid of colds fast?
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