(TruthSeekerDaily)  The common cold is a common problem that every family experiences several times throughout the year.  But there’s an uncommon approach to treating it that’s natural, better for your health, and most of all more effective than it’s pharmaceutical counter parts.  So before reaching for an over-the-counter sedative, take note of the results of a study published by “Der Pharma Chemica” in 2010.

While trying to find beneficial treatments for patients who suffer from tuberculosis – an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis – the group found that a mixture of raw pineapple juice, cayenne pepper, salt, and raw honey given to patients every day, helped dissolve the mucus in their lungs.

And in a subsequent study, research uncovered that raw extracts from pineapple could decrease mucus five times faster than over-the-counter cough syrups. Whats even more impressive is that patients recovered 4.8 times faster, and exhibited a decrease in all symptoms related to coughing – especially that uncomfortable hacking.

All pineapple is good for this medicinal purpose, however the most effective is fresh pineapple from the warmer regions, as it is recognized for his healing properties for many reasons. First, it contains bromelain, an enzyme that aids digestion and has anti-inflammatory properties. It’s effect on relieving inflamation make it revered for aiding conditions like arthritis.

Second, it also fights infections and kills bacteria. This is from it’s high antioxidant content, it’s live, fresh enzymes, and its abundant content of Manganese. This mineral is essential for forming healthy connective tissue and bones, and it is essential for allowing the body to absorb more calcium. It’s even beneficial for helping the body metabolize fats and carbohydrates, and increase regular nerve function.

Studies prove that pineapple is a beneficial food to consume. But for it to be most medicinal, it needs to be raw, or un-cooked for optimal benefit.  Below is the perfect recipe to rid the mucus and suppress the cough with this natural and tasty tonic:



1 Cup of fresh pineapple juice
¼ Cup fresh Lemon Juice
1 piece of Ginger (about 1 ½ Tbsp)
1 Tbsp Raw, unfiltered Honey
½ tsp Cayenne Pepper


Combine all ingredients in a blender, or stir until well combined in a glass. Take ¼ cup, 2-3 times per day, and repeat recipe daily.

h/t: [ Mind Unleashed ]

It’s easy to reach for natural, holistic means of treating illnesses rather than over-the-counter drugs which often have negative side effects, and less-known added ingredients like dyes and fillers that your body does not need.