Most off-the-shelf medicine that we buy these days contains DXM (Dextromethorphan). Even though it has been one of the most common cough medicine for years, it surely has bad impacts on our health. DXM is particularly known to have fatal impact on kids and adolescents. The thing is that most of the kids don’t have the proper enzymes to break down the DXM efficiently.
According to FDA, cough and cold medicines shouldn’t be given to toddlers because “serious and potentially life-threatening side effects can occur”.
This homemade cough medicine is something I make every time my family or I get sick. The good part about this medicine is that you probably already have all of the ingredients at home. And as an addition, it is really easy to make.
List of ingredients:
- 1/2 tsp of organic turmeric
- 1/3 tsp of organic thyme
- 2 tsp of raw, organic honey
- Juice from half an organic lemon
- 1 organic green tea bag
- 1 cup of water
Add the tea bag in a cup of boiling water, and let it stay like that for a couple of minutes. Then add the rest of the ingredients to the tea.
Source: Simple Organic Life