Tried all the natural cough lozenges and syrups going and still not getting relief? Let us fill you in on a secret, Ivy and Thyme syrup work, like REALLY work… they are even used by doctors in Europe. Seriously.
Ivy (Hedera helix) has been approved as a treatment for coughs by the famous German Commission E, a world authority on herbal medicines. The leaves of ivy contain a natural compound called alpha-hederin which relaxes smooth bronchial muscle and helps move stubborn, wet, phlegmy coughs. And thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is a powerful killer of bugs and germs. Together they are a formidable combo against chesty coughs, mucus coughs and catarrh.
Believe it or not but herbs are commonly recommended by doctors in Germany, and in one study German doctors treated people who had wet, chesty, irritating coughs with Ivy and thyme syrup. And the natural elixir worked; 86% and 90% of doctors and patients reported the effects as good or very good. And in a second study ivy and thyme syrup rapidly relieved persistent coughs.
Next time you are down and out with a cold and a nasty, chesty cough spare a thought for those progressive German doctors who are harnessing the natural healing power of plants.