When a woman is pregnant, she is delicate and should avoid taking medications that could harm her unborn baby. Coughing is one of the most common problems faced by pregnant women, and while it is usually not a cause for concern, it is important to avoid cough medications.
In this article, I will share with you a simple yet powerful recipe for a cough syrup using just honey and black radish to soothe your throat. This remedy was shared with me by my aunt when I was pregnant and experiencing a runny nose and cough. If you are pregnant, you may want to try this cough syrup before consulting your doctor.
The Immuno-effective Homemade Cough Syrup
Black radish with honey acts as an effective antimicrobial agent. It is highly effective in treating bronchitis and non-productive, chronic cough in both children and adults. Its sweet and savory taste makes it appealing to children, who even ask for more. Here is a simple homemade cough and bronchitis syrup that you should try at home.
Recipe for Homemade Cough Syrup
You will need a large black radish weighing 400-500 grams, high-quality honey, or if you don’t have honey, you can use sugar. However, honey is recommended.
This cough syrup for pregnant women is prepared overnight and consumed the next day.
- Wash the radish thoroughly and dry it. If it is not standing upright, cut the bottom part so that it can stand straight or place it in a glass.
- Cut off the top part, as you will need it later.
- Make a hole in the radish, leaving the walls about 2 cm thick. Put 2 tablespoons of honey, filling more than half of the hole. If there is an allergy to honey, use 4 tablespoons of sugar instead.
- Close the radish with its previously cut top part. Let it sit overnight.
- Consume it in the morning.
- Pregnant women: 1 tablespoon of syrup, 3 times a day, a few minutes before meals.
- Adults: 1 tablespoon, 4 to 5 times a day, a few minutes before meals.
- Children: 1 teaspoon, 4 to 5 times a day, before meals.
You will finish the syrup during the day. In the evening, add honey to the same radish. The same radish can be used a maximum of 2-3 times. After that, you should use another radish.
Note: People with diabetes and children should exercise caution as a large amount of honey can cause an allergic reaction.
There are also a few contraindications: acute TIG, liver disease, gallbladder disease, and kidney disease.