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Excellent Cough Syrup or Tonic to Boost Immunity

Excellent Cough Syrup or Tonic to Boost Immunity


Preparation time: 15-20 minutes

Cooking time: 2-3 hours


Ingredients

1 large fresh whole pineapple, skin and core on, cut into 1-inch cubes

3 cups fresh cranberry (can be replaced by 4 Sicilian lemons sliced, skin on)

1-piece fresh ginger root finely sliced (the size of the ginger piece depends on your own spice tolerance. I use a large piece.)

3 cinnamon sticks

10 cloves

10 black peppercorns

½ teaspoon sea salt

1½ liters filtered water

2-3 tablespoons raw honey


Preparation

Step 1 (cutting the pineapple)

Remove the crown/leafy top and thoroughly rinse and scrub your fruit with a produce brush

Using a sharp knife, cut the whole pineapple (including skin and core) in 1-inch cubes

Transfer to a large pot


Step 2 (cooking the ingredients)

Add to the cubed ​​pineapple, the cranberries or sliced lemon, sliced ginger root, cinnamon sticks, cloves, black peppercorns, sea salt, and filtered water

Bring the large pot to a low/medium heat, simmer for 2-3 hours, until the mixture is well cooked and a little bit reduced

Turn off the heat, let it cool completely


Step 3 (Adding the honey)

When it is completely cooled, add the honey, stir well to mix

Important:Never heat raw honey at high temperatures since it loses all its healing properties and becomes toxic for consumption (1)


Step 4 (preparing the tonic)

Remove the cinnamon sticks (optional)

Using a blender, gradually pulse the mixture until smooth, transfer to a bowl


Step 3 (tonic sieving)

Strain the mixture in a large sieve in order to remove undesired solid components

Store in mason jars

Keep in the fridge for 7-10 days,


For coughing - Take ¼ cup 3-4 times a day

To boost the immune system - Take ½ cup 2 times a day


Please, leave your comment in the link below.


References:


1- https://bee-health.extension.org/at-what-temperature-does-honey-have-to-be-heated-too-too-destroy-the-health-benefits-for-humans/


2- http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0115/ijsrp-p3743.pdf


3- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC538506/


4- https://www.derpharmachemica.com/pharma-chemica/use-of-secondary-metabolite-in-tuberculosis-a-review.pdf






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