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Are lemons enough to cure your coughs and colds?

Consuming lemon to relieve oneself of coughs and colds sounds absolutely logical. The fruit is rich in Vitamin C, after all.

 

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But in a Pinoy MD episode, Dr. Rolando Balburias said the fruit is also rich in histamines, a compound naturally formed by our immune system “which can dry your throat, further irritating it.”

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According to the Internet, coughs are usually just a symptom of an infection, and as such, please see a doctor, instead of gulping down liters of lemon juice.

— LA, GMA News