Hot Beer For Cough: Drink Recipe, Effectiveness, Reviews

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Hot beer for cough: recipes, indications and contraindications

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  1. Warm beer cough remedies: recipes
  2. Indications and contraindications for use
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Hot beer for coughs has been used since ancient times. Naturally brewed beer contains barley extract, as well as hops, which have a wide range of beneficial properties - from skin softening to antibacterial effects. Alcohol, that is, alcohol in the composition of beer also has some local therapeutic effect - it promotes vasodilation, improves blood circulation. Because of this, inflammation passes faster, sputum synthesis increases, and mucus coughing up improves.

Warm cough beer can be mixed with honey and spices
Warm cough beer can be mixed with honey and spices

Warm cough beer can be mixed with honey and spices

It should be noted that there is no need for a modern person to use such exotic traditional medicine as hot beer to treat cough. This only made sense and made sense when other, more effective and yet safe antitussives were not available. Beer treatment for children is strictly prohibited.

Warm beer cough remedies: recipes

There are several beer recipes that apply to different types of cough. The classic recipe for hot beer with honey from a cough helps with an unproductive (dry) cough, with severe irritation of the throat mucosa.

First you need to choose a beer. It is best to get it from a local brewery or small brewery. This is important, because only a natural drink can become a truly healing potion, thanks to living plant components. For medicinal purposes, you should take dark beer, which has a pleasant taste when hot.

Recipe 1. Beer must be heated, for this it is poured into a saucepan and put on low heat. How much beer should be heated? It is recommended to use boiled beer, so you should bring it to a boil and only then remove from heat. This is due to the decrease in the alcohol content of the beer after boiling - the drink will become slightly softer.

When the beer cools down a little, its temperature drops to 50 ° C, you can add honey in the amount of one teaspoon per glass of beer, which is approximately equal to 200-250 ml of the drink. You need to wait a little for the honey to start dissolving, and then stir it until it is completely dissolved. If there is no honey or it causes an allergic reaction, then you can replace it with sugar.

If necessary, you can add spices to it while boiling the beer - cinnamon, cloves or ginger, this will improve the taste and medicinal qualities of the drink. You can add lemon juice of half a lemon to the mixture just before use.

Recipe 2. A remedy for the treatment of colds and inflammatory diseases of the upper respiratory tract, relieving dry barking cough. Prepared with the addition of garlic.

The beer is heated in a water bath, but not brought to a boil. Separately grind 5-6 cloves of garlic and 1-2 lemons, mix them with beer, add lemon and sugar. A glass of warm beer relies on 1 teaspoon of a mixture of garlic and lemon, as well as 3 teaspoons of sugar. A ready-made mixture of garlic, lemon and sugar can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator, adding to the beer before drinking. How to treat a cough with this remedy? Take a glass of drink in the morning and in the evening for one week.

Recipe 3. Grind lemon and horseradish (horseradish kills bacteria and strengthens the immune system). The beer is heated in a water bath, spices are added there to taste (cloves, cinnamon, ginger), as well as sugar. Then add a teaspoon of a mixture of lemon and horseradish to it, mix.

Recipe 4. Warm beer with milk. The beginning is similar to the usual recipe - the beer is heated, then sugar is added to it (about 250 g of sugar per 0.5 liter of drink), after which half a liter of milk is added to the mixture. Stir the drink until the sugar is completely dissolved, then continue heating the beer with milk and sugar. If it gets a thick consistency, this is normal.

For medicinal purposes, dark beer is used
For medicinal purposes, dark beer is used

For medicinal purposes, dark beer is used.

Recipe 5. Cough beer can be used not only as a drink, but also as a compress. For this, the same beer warmed up to 50 ° C is prepared with the addition of sugar, cotton cloth is impregnated with it and applied to the chest in compliance with thermal insulation with polyethylene and a warm cloth. The compress is kept for 1-1.5 hours.

Indications and contraindications for use

Reviews of warm beer for coughs are mostly positive. This folk remedy is recommended for various inflammations of the respiratory tract (laryngitis, pharyngitis, tracheitis, bronchitis), which are accompanied by a dry cough. For a wet cough, the remedy is also effective. The drink is taken symptomatically, relieves coughing attacks, reduces coughing urges.

The use of hot beer is contraindicated in the following pathologies:

  • any kind of acute tonsillitis (tonsillitis). In this case, hot drinks will only increase the inflammation;
  • increased body temperature;
  • taking medications that are not compatible with alcohol. These are any hepatotoxic (harmful to the liver) drugs, antibiotics, codeine-containing drugs, antihistamines, etc.;
  • hypertonic disease;
  • liver diseases (hepatosis, hepatitis, cirrhosis);
  • alcohol addiction;
  • inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
  • pancreatitis;
  • kidney disease.

The list of contraindications is quite extensive. This is primarily due to the alcohol content of the drink. Can this remedy be used by children? No, this cannot be done, the potential harm from such a remedy exceeds the possible benefit for the child's body. During pregnancy, the use of any product containing alcohol is prohibited - ethanol penetrates the blood-brain barrier and can harm the fetus, as well as the mother herself. An adult patient who has no contraindications can take hot beer without fear, but in moderation - no more than two glasses a day.


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Nikita Gaidukov
Nikita Gaidukov

Nikita Gaidukov About the author

Education: 4th year student of the Faculty of Medicine No. 1, specializing in General Medicine, Vinnitsa National Medical University. N. I. Pirogov.

Work experience: Nurse of the cardiology department of the Tyachiv Regional Hospital No. 1, geneticist / molecular biologist in the Polymerase Chain Reaction Laboratory at VNMU named after N. I. Pirogov.

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