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Ginger-Natural Ayurvedic Cough Syrup

Ginger, the best known secret, grand moms’ treasurable herb has established its roots in Ayurveda. The bestever place has been given to ginger when it comes to clearing away chest cold, congestion and the associated cough complaints. This time tested herb is famous for its digestion friendly attribute and gives various other health benefits, which we will look at now.

Ginger-Natural Ayurvedic Cough Syrup
  • Ginger for cough: Ginger is often used for its soothing and long lasting effect on an inflamed respiratory tract. It easily clears away conditions like common cold. It is also commercially available in the form of cough syrups and has a superb effect on cough complaints.

Ginger cough syrup recipe

ginger cough syrup recipe


  • A ginger piece
  • A teaspoon of honey
  • Steaming water


  • Peel the skin of ginger
  • Grate it into fine pieces
  • Drop the whole lot into steaming water, switch the flame off immediately and close the vessel with a lid
  • Let it soak in for a few minutes’ time
  • Using a filter, refine the water from the grated pieces, add some honey to it, and fill up the juice in a small bottle. Keep it handy and gulp this down very frequently.

Ayurvedic Ginger Recipe

In Ayurveda, the instant remedy to cough is adding ginger to hot water, squeezing a few drops of lemon juice and honey to it and drinking down the instant syrup.

Another remedy is the ginger tea. Boiling tea water with a few pieces of ginger and drinking the decoction will provide immense relief to the affected throat area. An instant relief from the hassle of coughing will also be experienced.

ayurvedic ginger recipe

Why it works?

According to Scientists and Researchers, there are certain essential oils in ginger along with anti-oxidants and a medical component called ‘oleoresin’. This oleoresin has anti-tussive ability and can suppress coughing to a large extent. The stinging aroma that comes from the phenylalkylketones (gingerols, shogaols and zingerone) and has the medical ability to soothe coughs.

Here’s one more interesting food recipe combo using ginger

Ginger rasam and ginger thuvaiyal (a kind of chutney):

  • Adding grated ginger pieces to the seasoning of a normal rasam gives away that extra waft of ginger in your rasam. It will also bring goodness to your health.
  • Grinding a few pieces of peeled and grated ginger with dry chillies and salt will result in ginger chutney, which you could pair up with the ginger rasam rice. These are recipes from deep down south of India and are referred to as cold and cough recipes.

Read Our Related Article: Natural Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Wet Cough

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