Pineapple is a tropical fruit which is highly versatile and delicious in both savory and tasty dishes. Fresh pineapple is a tasty treat which is definitely worth a little effort.
However, did you know that this fruit has a robust nutritional profile and is packed with a wide range of health benefits, too? It works as an amazing treatment for the common cold and all kinds of coughs, to name just a few.
Also referred to as “the king of the fruits”, pineapple is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, trace elements, and essential nutrients. It is high in potassium, iron, zinc, iodine, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, and vitamin E.
What also contribute to its “nickname” are the crown-like leaves. They can be made into a delicious tea while the bark can be used as powerful healing remedy. The membrane is loaded with bromelain, a compound which dissolves proteins. Being difficult to digest, proteins are known to cause constipation. With this being said, it`s not surprising that pineapple juice cleanses the intestines and improves digestion.
Consuming pineapple juice on a regular basis knocks out a cough and cold in a matter of days, even if it is caused by pneumonia. It soothes sore throat too, by expelling phlegm and offering soothing properties.
It has been also shown that when combined with honey, pineapple juice effectively treats tuberculosis, sinus congestion, eliminates thick phlegm, soothes a cough, and even fights off lung infections. So, you can sooth a burdensome cough with something as simple as homemade concoction of pineapple juice and honey. As unbelievable as it seems, freshly squeeze pineapple juice is far superior to conventional cough syrups. A study found that pineapple juice is even five times more effective than cough syrup.
Homemade Cough Syrup with Pineapple
- 250 ml of fresh pineapple juice
- ¼ cup of freshly-squeezed lemon juice
- A piece of ginger root
- 1 tbsp honey
- ½ tsp of cayenne pepper
Mix all the ingredients and take a ¼ cup of it, 2-3 times a day.
This article shares yet another pineapple-based remedy, which boosts immunity and protects against diseases that are typical for the cold, winter days. Check it out!
- 150g muscovado sugar
- 1-star anise
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 medium sized pineapple, peeled and cut into slices
- 1 tbsp honey
- Dark rum
- Juice of one orange
- Juice of half a lemon
- 50 g butter
First, caramelize the sugar, anise, and cinnamon in a large pan. Add the pineapple chunks along with the honey and rum and mix well. Ultimately, stir in the orange and lemon juice and bring the mixture to boil. Once the amount of liquid is notably reduced, add the butter.
Enjoy this simple treat and knock out your unpleasant symptoms easily!