How to Prepare Ginger as a Cough Remedy

· August 16, 2018
The incredible properties of ginger, combined with other medicinal ingredients, will make a cough disappear and provide you with many nutrients to strengthen your immune system.

Cough is the main mechanism that our body has to get rid of and expel everything that can block our airways, whether it’s dust, food that goes down the wrong path when we swallow, liquid, mucous…it can be very annoying.

Read this article to learn how to prepare ginger cough remedy.

What are the symptoms of cough?

Coughs have several symptoms, and we will tell you which are the most common:

  • A permanent need to cough.
  • Coughing without expelling mucus.
  • A sensation of irritation, tingling, and dryness in the throat.

Properties of ginger to relieve cough and ways to prepare it

Regular consumption of ginger helps strengthen our immune system, promotes heart health, improves circulation and can reduce fatigue. Ginger also has strong anti-inflammatory properties and decreases pain.

Formerly, it was used to combat all types of diseases, among them being more prominent congestions in the respiratory tract.


Ginger contributes a large amount of different essential nutrients which arde essential for our health and the proper functioning of our body. Among these nutrients we can mention:

  • Carbohydrates: between 40 and 50%.
  • Fats: between 6 and 8%, highlighting mainly the presence of essential fatty acids (oleic and linoleic).
  • Amino acids: arginine, leucine, asparagine, histidine, lysine, methionine, threonine, tyrosine, tryptophan, valine, glutamine, and aspartic acid.
  • Vitamins: C and niacin.
  • Minerals: phosphorus, silicon, zinc, boron, chromium, manganese, and cobalt.
  • Flavonoids and oxalic acid.

How to prepare a ginger cough remedy

1. Ginger, honey, and lemon to treat cough

Ginger Lemon and Honey

Ginger accompanied with these two ingredients will make the perfect blend. Honey and lemon are two natural antiseptics that will help relieve cough, as they cover the walls of the throat and soften it.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of water (750 ml)
  • 1 grated ginger root (15 g)
  • The juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of honey (7.5 g)

Preparation

  • We will heat the water and add the grated ginger root.
  • When it is boiling, reduce the heat and add the juice of 1 lemon.
  • We will leave it for 2 more minutes, turn it off, and let it steep for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Finally, add 1 teaspoon of honey and drink.
  • We must drink this infusion 3 times a day, and avoid the cold of the night, as well as the consumption of cold foods (ice cream, slushies).

Ginger, cinnamon, and lemon

The properties of cinnamon are also well known as antiseptic, antibacterial, antiparasitic, and antibiotic. In this sense, it also applies in cases of respiratory diseases.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of water (500 ml)
  • 1 grated ginger root (15 g)
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon (5 g)
  • The juice of 1 lemon

Preparation

  • First, we heat the water and add the ginger and cinnamon.
  • When it boils, turn off and let steep for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Finally pour it in a cup, add the lemon juice, and drink.
  • We will drink it 2 or 3 times a day and, as in the previous case, we will avoid the cold of the night or frozen foods at all times.

Ginger, eucalyptus, honey, and lemon to treat cough

Eucalyptus leaves have antiseptic, astringent and balsamic properties, which are particularly effective in cases of intermittent fevers, and respiratory disorders such as asthma, bronchitis, angina, and colds.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of water (500 ml)
  • 1 grated ginger root (15 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of eucalyptus leaves (15 g)
  • The juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of honey (7.5 g)

Preparation

  • We will heat the water together with the ginger and the eucalyptus leaves.
  • When it is boiling, lower the heat, add the juice of 1 lemon and let boil for 2 more minutes.
  • Finally turn off the heat, and let steep for 5 to 7 minutes, pour a cup and add honey.
  • Stir it and drink, taking into account the previous recommendations.

Ginger, chamomile, and cinnamon to treat cough

Cough Remedy

Chamomile has anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties which will allow us to reduce the cough immediately.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of water (500 ml)
  • 1 grated ginger root (15 g)
  • ½ a tablespoon of chamomile flowers (7 g)
  • 1 sprig of cinnamon, or cinnamon powder (5 g)

Preparation

  • Heat the water and add chamomile, ginger and cinnamon.
  • We wait until it boils, turn off and let steep for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Finally we pour it into a cup, or a glass and we drink it.
  • We must not forget to drink this infusion while we are presenting symptoms of cough.