Nearly all cough medications contain Dextromethorphan, also known as DXM. This substance has been widely used as active ingredient in cough medicines for a very long time know, despite the fact that comes with many potential dangers to one`s health. As a matter of fact, its dangerous effects go to the extent of being fatal for children and young adults. It is one of the major reasons for emergency room visits and drug-related deaths in younger individuals. Nearly 10 percent of children don’t have the proper enzymes which are needed to metabolize this substance properly, which is the reason for the many dangerous consequences. Some of those side-effects include nausea or vomiting, (severe)shakiness and unsteady walk, slowed breathing, unusual excitement, nervousness, restlessness, or irritability, confusion, blurred vision, and dizziness.
Children and infants under the age of 2 should never be given over-the-counter cough medicines, according to the U.S Food and Drug Administration. The reason behind this is already clear- “because serious and potentially life-threatening side effects can occur.”
In addition to this, a 2004 study published in the journal of Pediatrics discovered that neither dextromethorphan nor diphenhydramine was more effective than placebo in regard to improving nighttime cough of 100 younger individuals with upper-respiratory infections.
Therefore, instead or reaching for dangerous over-the-counter medicines, turn to alternative medicine. The homemade cough and lung inflammation recipe is extremely effective, natural, safe, and really does work wonders for cough and lung inflammation.
The ingredients used in this recipe are common and cheap, working in synergy to create a powerful remedy for cough, congestion, and lung inflammation. For instance, ginger provides strong anti-inflammatory properties while thyme opens up the airways by relaxing the muscles of the bronchi.
- 1 green tea bag
- 1/3 tsp thyme
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger root (fresh grated)
- Juice of half a lemon (or 1 drop lemon essential oil
- 2 tsp raw honey
Put the tea bag and herbs in a large cup with boiling water. Allow them to steep for a few minutes, strain, and add the lemon juice and raw honey.