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Use Bananas for Your Own Homemade Cough Cream

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There’s nothing like a recurring cough to remind us how frail our lives truly are. And seeing how especially vicious winter has turned out this year, coughs, and the diseases which cause coughs, seem to be everywhere in major cities.

You might associate a cough with old age, the long-term effects of smoking, second-hand smoking, or just the natural condition for anyone living their entire lives in a city like Los Angeles.

Overall, it seems safe to say that coughs are neither a sign of good health, beauty, or athletic capacity.

Nothing quite interrupts anything like a cough outbreak? Am I right?

However, coughs can represent part of your body’s perfected natural wisdom.



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Coughs, to be precise, are your body’s way of cleaning up the central highway of your respiratory system. More importantly, since it’s usually an involuntary action, coughing serves as your body’s messenger to let you know something is wrong.

It can be a signal of certain infections like bronchitis or just the common cold or flu.

However, a couple of days of non-stop coughing can make our body’s inherent wisdom an annoyance that needs to be dealt with.

Message delivered, but what on earth can you do with this cough?

I understand if your first reaction to a cough or the sight of your children coughing is to go to your local pharmacy and get your hands on some reliable cough syrup to help you heal.

If you’re doing this you actually might be throwing your money away.


Because since 2006, research has continually demonstrated that there is no demonstrative evidence showing that these products actually do anything to help bring relief to a cough.

At best, all these products can offer is the benefits of a placebo effect caused by the millions of dollars these companies pour into advertising.

Although it might seem like a bitter pill to swallow, knowing that cough syrups are useless is only the first step to learning how to deal with them.


Once again, natural ingredients can offer some help.

Disclaimer: If you have a persistent, recurring cough that you just can’t kick, it can be a sign of a serious underlying infection or condition. Please visit your medical provider to be treated if this is the case. 

Homemade Banana Cough Cream

Here’s what you’ll need:

– 2 ripe organic bananas (look for spots).

– 2 tablespoons of raw organic honey.

– 400 milliliters of water.

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

Start boiling the water. As you wait, start mashing the peeled bananas in a large bowl. I’d recommend using a large wooden spoon for the best results. Make you’re extremely thorough as you mash them.

Then add the boiling water to the bowl. Cover it and let it sit for about thirty minutes.  After it cools, add the raw organic honey and mix it in.

How to use it:


I recommend taking roughly 100 ml of this cough cream four times a day. Just heat it up a bit before you eat it.

This cream can potentially help you find some relief as your body cures itself of whatever is causing the cough.

Besides helping to nurture your body, bananas can actually help you sleep better because they increase your nighttime serotonin levels. This makes it perfect to help you cope with the annoying nighttime coughs.

Besides being the perfect organic cough medicine, honey can also improve your sleep.


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