Did you know that the pineapple juice is five times more effective in stopping a cough from cough syrup? This is due to bromelain, an enzyme that fights infections and is able to eradicate the bacteria thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.

One glass of pineapple juice will satisfy almost half your daily requirement for vitamin C. Bromelain has an important anti-inflammatory effect. It is assumed that the body directly absorbs a certain amount of bromelain from pineapple juice, reduces inflammation and relieves the symptoms of arthritis. Some countries such as Germany approved the use of bromelain to treat inflammation of the nose, especially after sinus surgery.

In addition to high concentrations of vitamin C and bromelain, pineapple juice is also full of manganese, a mineral that helps our body absorb and retain calcium, facilitates the work of nerve function and helps the metabolism and converting carbohydrates and fats into energy.

Pineapple juice proved to be particularly effective against cough. Many studies have indicated that the extract of pineapple juice can relieve the throat of mucus five times faster than drugs at the pharmacy for that purpose. In addition to preventing the accumulation of mucus, the juice will also alleviate sore throat and cough faster than conventional drugs. In a study that examined the association of pineapple juice with the treatment of tuberculosis, published in ‘Der Pharma Chemica’, stated that the pineapple juice in combination with honey, salt and pepper, if taken daily, helps dissolve mucus accumulation in the lung which causes diseases such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Here is the recipe of this remarkable natural juice:

■ 1 cup of fresh pineapple juice
■ 1 piece of ginger (about 3 inches)
■ 1 tablespoon raw honey
■ 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
■ 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Mix all ingredients and your juice is ready! You should consume this juice regularly, so take 1/4 cup, 2-3 times a day.