Garlic is nature’s antibiotics.
It’s a common herb used in the kitchen for adding flavor in cooking, on the other hand, it is also one of the most effective herb for fighting colds and respiratory infections.
There are many ways of using garlic to relieve coughing. Here I share one of them which I just used today for relieving my child’s (3-year-old) coughing.
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1. garlic cloves, 30g (approximately 1 whole garlic bulb)
2. brown sugar, 10g (approximately 1 big spoonful)
3. water, 200ml (approximately 1 small coffee cup)
HOW TO MAKE IT:
1. Put all the ingredients together into a kettle.
2. Boil the water, then let it simmer for 5 minutes.
That’s it! Simple, isn’t it? After the tea is slightly cooled, serve it warm for the coughing kid. In no time you will notice the difference!
This morning upon waking up my kid kept having some dry coughs from his cold, after drinking this simple garlic tea, suddenly he just coughed much less! The sweet taste of brown sugar balances well with garlic so there is no difficulties to temp little kid to drink it.
Besides, brown sugar has often been used to warm up body’s circulation system in Chinese medicine theory to fight against colds, by combining brown sugar and garlic, you get the most natural remedy from kitchen for fighting cold and relieve coughing.