Winter season is when you are most susceptible to coughing and flu. Coughing can be really annoying and can take your energy. Moreover, severe coughing can leave you out of breath.

To solve this problem usually people reach for cough syrup. However, there is one better natural solution which is five times more effective than cough syrup. That is the fresh pineapple juice.

How Pineapple Juice Can Help your Cough

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1. Bromelain

The main ingredient that pineapple contains is the enzyme bromelain. This enzyme has anti-inflammatory properties and helps in fighting infections.

It mainly goes to your digestive system, but some of it can be absorbed outside the digestive tract. It can help arthritis, inflammation and swelling of the nose and sinuses.

2. Vitamin C

If you eat a cup of pineapple a day, you have supplied your body with 50% of the daily requirement. Vitamin C helps other enzymes work properly in the organism, gives you energy and regulate your metabolism.

3. Manganese

This mineral can be found in high levels in the pineapple. It is essential for your bones and connective tissues. If your body has enough magnesium, it will be able to absorb other necessary minerals like calcium. Moreover, it helps your nervous system and it easily metabolizes fats and carbs.

What does Pineapple Do to your Body


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There are numerous benefits of drinking pineapple juice regularly
  • It helps you with sore throat and gets rid of stubborn mucous. Your body is able to easily get rid of the mucous in your lungs and sinuses that causes your unbearable coughing and sneezing. If you hold it inside your body it can cause infections.
  • Potential treatment for tuberculosis. According to a study published in Der Pharma Chemica, a mixture of pineapple juice salt, pepper and honey can dissolve the mucus in the lungs and get rid of the bacteria that cause tuberculosis.
  • Another study found out that raw pineapple is five times more effective and acts faster on cough, than any other cough medication. It decreases the symptoms and helps you feel healthy and relieved.

Pineapple Cough Syrup

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• 1 cup of fresh pineapple juice
• 1 tbsp of honey
• 1 piece of ginger
• ½ tsp of cayenne pepper
• ¼ cup of fresh lemon juice


Take all the ingredients and combine them. When you look for pineapple juice, look for the unsweetened, and definitely stay away from the canned one.

You do not need extra sugar. The fruit itself has it naturally. However, some products may have some additives, so it would be best if you buy a fresh one and squeeze the juice yourself.

Take a quarter of cup, 2 to 3 times a day. Do the drink every day so it can be fresh. You should not drink leftovers from the previous day.

This recipe can even be used to heal a persistent cough. However, it is not certain that it will help you with something more serious like pneumonia.

When you start coughing, just reach for the pineapple juice instead taking your medications. There is no harm in it and it is much less expensive. Moreover, there are no toxic chemicals in the drink and it has a lot of healthy nutrients.