Natural Cough and Cold Syrup Recipe

Natural Cough and Cold Syrup Recipe

This quick and easy smoothie contains pineapple, lemon, ginger, turmeric and cayenne pepper. All have medicinal benefits and can help soothe a sore throat and reduce mucus.

The tasty smoothie coats the throat to sooth and has anti-inflammatory properties. Pineapple has been shown to break down mucus with its enzyme bromine and fight bacteria. Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin that acts as a pain relief and ginger that is good for anti-nausea. These are just a few of the many proven health benefits of the ingredients.

The recommended dose is half a cup three times a day but as it’s just fruit and spices you can have as much as you need (within limits of normal smoothies) without any side effects.

Natural Cough and Cold Syrup with Pineapple and Ginger

If you are not drinking all of this immediately I recommend to pulse blend and leave a bit chunky as it will oxidise slower and retain more vitamins. Always store in an airtight container in the fridge and consume within 24 hours.

Natural Cough and Cold Syrup Video

To aid digestion and absorption you should chew this smoothie rather than just swallowing. The exact amount to chew varies by experts but many suggest to chew 8 or so times until it warms to body temperature. If you are very unwell with a cold or flu and cant face chewing then just swallow normally.

I peel the lemon for this to retain the pith that is full of goodness. Many people commented that my Tropical Lemon Cake wasn’t edible due to a seed going into the frosting in the video. However lemon seeds are perfectly safe to eat and have some health benefits. They contain a small amount of salicylic acid – the main ingredient in aspirin. So if anything will give some relief from aches and pains!

Natural Healthy Fresh Cough and Cold Syrup

The peeling of the ginger is optional. I did it just for the video and photos as I know bits of skin would make it less appealing, pun intended! I peeled the very outer layer using a spoon as many of the nutrients are next to the skin. If I was making this and not filming it I wouldn’t peel the ginger.

Raw pineapple juice is superior nutritionally to the pasteurised and concentrated juice that shops sell.

Yield: 6 servings

Natural Cough Syrup Recipe

Natural Cough Syrup Recipe

This quick and easy smoothie contains pineapple, lemon, ginger, turmeric and cayenne pepper. All have medicinal benefits and can help soothe a sore throat and reduce mucus.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 medium Pineapple
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2" Ginger
  • ½ tsp Turmeric
  • ½ tsp Cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp Black pepper
  • pinch of Salt


    Peel the pineapple and lemon.
    Place all in a blender and blend until desired consistency is reached.
    Enjoy straight away and store any remaining in the fridge.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 40 Total Fat 0g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 46mg Carbohydrates 11g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 2g Sugar 6g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 1g
Natural Cough and Cold Syrup Recipe - Pineapple, lemon, ginger, turmeric

Pineapple is scientifically good for colds as it contains the enzyme bromelain that is a potent anti-inflammatory compound.

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12 thoughts on “Natural Cough and Cold Syrup”

    1. The pepper is said to help with the absorption of the turmeric as it’s fat soluble and the pepper contains fats that are said to work very well together. Salt I often find beneficial when I’m ill – I’m not sure exactly why and it helps balance out the flavour.

        1. It’s actually kind of gross. Was disappointed because I love pineapple, lemon, and ginger. It’s extremely spicy too.

          1. Oh no sorry to hear that, try adding less ginger and cayenne pepper – I’ve probably got used to too much of it!

    2. Yes, pepper helps with absorption of turmeric and salt is needed in the diet for electrolyte balance. Also, if you are sick, it helps keep you hydrated.

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