Hmmm? According to the medical journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, the main ingredient in this homemade cough syrup works BETTER than dextromethorphan, the active ingredient in store-bought cough syrup.
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I drink a glass of this every day. I use a squeeze of lemon in place of the ginger though. If you use a fresh apple in place of apple juice, it's slightly thicker, but I prefer fresh over the juice because of the sugar added in juice. Very good for you.
Gingerade ~ good for coughs and colds. To Make: grate a root of ginger (you don't need to peel it, just lightly scrub clean) steep in 4 cups hot water until water cools, strain the ginger juice & discard root stir in the juice of 1 lime, sprinkle in a little lime zest (or you can steep it with the ginger), stir in enough raw honey to taste...Enjoy!
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