Most people don’t know how dangerous Dextromethorphan (used in cough medicines) actually is. It is so dangerous that it can be fatal for children and young adults.  It is one of the main reasons for emergency room visits and drug-related death in young adults. It is dangerous because approximately 10% of children do not have the proper enzymes required to metabolize DXM effectively leading to extremely dangerous consequences.lemon-teaTherefore, it is better to try this homemade cough and lung inflammation recipe. It is a powerful natural remedy that is faster acting than any cough syrup.

The  ingredients in this remedy are: turmeric, thyme, cloves and honey. The mixture of these ingredients is a potent remedy for congestion, cough and lung inflammation. Thyme relaxes the muscles of the trachea and bronchi, opening up the airways. Ginger is naturally anti-inflammatory and has an expectorant action.


  • 1 green tea bag
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger root (fresh grated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/3 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 teaspoons raw honey
  • Juice of half a lemon (or 1 drop lemon essential oil)


  1. Put the tea bag and herbs into a large cup with boiling water. Let them seep for several minutes. Strain and add raw honey and lemon.