Sunday, July 21, 2024

This Tropical Syrup Will Give Relief From Summer Colds

Summer colds are the worst – but this pineapple cough syrup can help save the summer!

Summer cold symptoms are common and miserable. We are used to summer being a fun time and enjoying outdoor activities. But coughs, small fevers and general misery can spoil the best laid plans. Luckily, this tropical syrup with give relief form summer colds…and bring a little smile on your face! Summer and winter colds are caused by different viruses, but the symptoms are the summer.

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If you have a light summer cold, this syrup can help. But if symptoms or fever persists, you need to see a medical professional, and you can keep using the syrup among the treatment options.

The good things about this tropical mix is is based in pineapple, which is low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals. One cup continues 1/3 of your daily dose of vitamin C, manganese, fiber, and B vitamins!

Photos by Maria Penaloza

Pineapple​ ​Cough​ ​Remedy

Makes 16 oz, 2mg THC per oz, estimated

  • 1 pineapple
  • 1lb ginger
  • 3 lemons
  • 1 Tbs cannabis glycerin tincture

Depending on the type of juicer you have, you can decide how concentrated to make the juice. If using a blender, you may have to add some water. A centrifugal juicer tends to make a very strong juice, so be prepared for some spice, but know you can add water to taste.

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Break down a fresh pineapple by removing the leaves and cutting off the tough outer skin. Remove the core and either cut into spears for a centrifuge juicer and chunks for a blender. Skin the ginger by using a scraping motion with a spoon or the blunt side of a butter knife, then cut into chunks. Remove skin and most of the pith from lemons, cut in half.

Photos by Maria Penaloza

Blend or juice all ingredients, adding 16oz of water if using a blender. You must strain well if you’re blending, as it will be really pulpy and not pleasant this way. Taste for possible dilution with a centrifugal juicer.

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Add glycerin tincture and mix until dissolved. Either store in a clean bottle with a seal or cap, or dispense into smaller jars for single serving on the go. Serve 1 oz at a time after gargling for best results. Stores for 2 days maximum in the fridge.

*Cannabis​ ​Glycerin​ ​Tincture

Decarboxylate 3.5g of finely ground cannabis at 225 degrees for 20 minutes in a tightly sealed, oven safe container. Put cannabis in lidded mason jar or vacuum sealed bag with cannabis and ½ cup vegetable glycerin. Heat in water bath just under boiling for at least 1 hour. Strain and chill to use in recipes.

Photos by Maria Penaloza

Being sick is the worst, and when you have the energy to put some of your efforts into treating symptoms and taking care of yourself, you tend to get better faster, or at least it feels that way. If you’re in bad shape, this juice would also be easy to purchase from a juice spot, and adding cannabis in a oil form to help relieve pain or help skip anything smoky until your respiratory system is in tip top shape.

Photos: Maria Penaloza

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