Break Up Mucus & Soothe A Cough with Cayenne, Lemon & Honey

heather campbell
I believe we all can achieve greatness in our own health; sometimes we just need a little help.
0
0
0
1

How It Works

Hot water with lemon and honey is a pretty standard recommendation for soothing a sore throat. If you have a cough and/or a lot of mucus, add about 4 shakes of powdered cayenne pepper to your drink (a little more if you can handle it, a little less if it's too much!). So, the full recipe would be: juice from 1 lemon, 1/2 tsp honey (or more, to taste), 14 oz. hot water, 4 shakes of cayenne pepper powder.

 

Cayenne pepper contains capscaicin which helps thin mucus. I've also read that it can decrease mucus production as it increases circulation.

 

 

What You’ll Need

Difficulty

Easy Neither easy
nor hard
Somewhat
challenging
Very
challenging

Story

I've been doing this for so many years that I don't even remember where the recommendation came from. My parents or one of my childhood doctors, I assume.

What do you think?

heather campbell
I believe we all can achieve greatness in our own health; sometimes we just need a little help.
This field cannot be blank
heather campbell
By heather campbell
30 - Community Member
1 year ago

I have used this for years for seasonal allergies (get local, seasonal honey) and colds and sniffles. My husband asks me to make it at the first sign of a sore throat and sniffles. LOVE this recipe.

Link copied to clipboard.