Pineapple is large juicy tropical fruit and it is widely cultivated American plant due to the remarkable health benefits this fruit offers. Nutritionists explain that pineapple or better said its aromatic edible yellow flesh is very nutritious and it is incredibly powerful remedy for treatment of a cough and common cold during the winter.

The pineapple also is called the king of fruits and the reason for that is the fact that it is abundant with essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals, enzymes as well as trace elements. It is interesting that the tough segmented skin of this pineapple has a tuft of stiff leaves that looks like a crown.

Pineapples are one of the most beneficial fruits as they are abundant with vitamin C, A, E, magnesium, calcium, potassium, iodine, phosphorus, iron, zinc and B-group vitamins. It is important to mention that even the pineapple leaves can be used for preparation of a delicious tea, including the bark as incredibly potent healing remedy.

Scientists explain that membrane is high in bromelain, an enzyme that has the ability to dissolve proteins, and the proteins are really hard to digest which leads to constipation. That is the reason why the pineapple juice is so beneficial and improves the digestion and in same time cleanses the intestines.

There are studies which have proved that pure pineapple juice can be used as a treatment of cough, even when the patient has pneumonia. In addition to that, this juice expels phlegm and soothes the pain caused by a sore throat.

Recently scientists have discovered that the combination of honey and pineapple is efficient natural treatment of tuberculosis, but also efficient in fight against issues with thick phlegm, sinus congestion, soothes a cough, sneezing and lung infections, as well.

According to a recent research freshly squeezed pineapple juice in 5 times more efficient than any other cough syrup that is available in the pharmacies.

Below we are going to present you recipe of natural pineapple syrup that efficiently soothes persistent cough. For preparation of this remedy it is highly advisable to use freshly squeezed pineapple juice, but if you can’t find pineapple, you can use ready-made juice with a high dry content of pineapples.

Here is the recipe for preparation of the syrup:

Ingredients:

  • 250 ml fresh pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • A piece of ginger root (about 7 inches long, grated)
  • ¼ cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper

Method of preparation and use:

All you should do is put all ingredients in a bowl and stir until you get homogenous mixture. Take ¼ cup of the resulted syrup, 2-3 times a day, until the cough subsides and you notice improvements.

In addition to that, it is advisable to prepare the following remedy that will boost your metabolism, and thus will protect your health and prevent occurrence of health issues during the cold days:

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sized pineapple, peeled and cut into slices
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ a lemon (juice of it)
  • 1 orange (juice of it)
  • 150g muscovado sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Dark rum
  • 50 g butter
  • 1-star anise

Method of preparation and use:

First, take a pan and caramelize the muscovado sugar, then add the cinnamon and the star anise. After that, cut the pineapple into slices and add them to the pan and then add the honey. Stir and add the rum and stir again. When the flame vanishes, you should add the lemon and orange juice and stir well. You should boil the mixture until the liquid reduces. Finally, add the butter. By your choice you can sprinkle it with almonds or mint.

Now you can enjoy the tasty, creamy dessert and in same time prevent the occurrence of common cold symptoms.