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NATURAL DECONGESTANT

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Ingredients

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar

Directions

  • Pour the lemon juice and apple cider vinegar in a pot and bring it to a simmer.
  • Stir in the honey, cayenne pepper and ginger.
  • Pour the contents into a jar and store in a cool, dry place.

Dosage

  • Warm it. Adults can take 1 or 2 tablespoons daily, as needed. Shake the jar well before using.

Details:

All the ingredients are expectorants that can loosen phlegm and mucus, so you can expel it from your body more easily. For decongestion, the capsaicin in cayenne pepper (the component that makes it spicy) helps relieve the swelling and inflammation that narrows your nasal passages. Apple cider vinegar and lemon are also added to the mixture because of their decongestant properties. Apple cider vinegar serves to thin the mucus that’s secreted, allowing for congested areas to be drained; while lemon juice is also known to help with congestion, apart from giving the mixture a more pleasant taste.

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Author: txnaturalpediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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