Most of the prescribed medications that are used against cough are containing Dextromethorphan or also called DXM. The DXM is an active ingredient which has been used in the medications for cough for a long period, but people didn’t know how dangerous it was for them to consume it. It is very dangerous that it might become fatal for both younger adults and children! The DXM is the most responsible for the emergency room visits or deaths that are related to drugs in younger adults. Every parent should be warned and aware that 10% of the children in this world, don’t have the right amount of enzymes in their body that is needed to metabolize the DXM, which can quickly lead to very dangerous side-effects and consequences.
According to U.S Food and Drug Administration, infants and children that are under the age of 2, should never get prescribed medication OTC (over the counter) for coughs and colds, because life-threatening side-effects may occur and a lot of consequences as well.
According to a study which was published in the Journal of Pediatrics in July, 2004 in which it was proven that, not thethe were more effective than the placebo, when it came to improving the night time cough, in the study were included 100 young participants, and they all had upper-respiratory infections.
So, if you are dealing with a cough or a lung inflammation, don’t rush to get prescribed medication, now you know how dangerous they can be, and what kind of side effects they might cause, instead of them try something natural and effective twice as much! Take a look at below, we give you a recipe that is one of the most powerful natural remedies that provides effects faster than any prescribed syrup or medication on the market.
The remedy is made out of ingredients that we use every day, including cloves, honey turmeric and thyme, these work together in order to make a combo that can fight against lung inflammation, cough and congestion. Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory that has some expectorant action, while the Thyme can relax the muscles of the bronchi and trachea, while opening the airways at the same time.
- 2 teaspoons of Raw Honey
- 1/3 teaspoon of Thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon of Turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon of Ginger Root (fresh grated)
- 1 Green Tea bag
- Juice from half a lemon or 1 drop of Lemon Essential Oil
- Put a large cup of water on heat to boil, then add the herbs and the tea bag.
- Boil them for a few minutes.
- Strain the drink, and then you can add the lemon and the honey and drink it.