cough syrup(s) homemade remedies

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cough syrup(s) homemade remedies


  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • Combine lemon juice and honey in a bowl. Slowly stir in the water. Store
  • in a covered jar in the refrigerator - take 1-2 tbsp as needed for
  • cough. To soothe a sore throat, add 1 tbsp of mixture to a cup of
  • comfrey root, chamomile or rosemary tea.
  • Cranberry Soup
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 2 cups water
  • Honey to taste
  • 1 tbsp potato starch
  • Heat cranberries and water together until cranberry skins open. Strain
  • and add honey to taste. Bring mixture close to a boil, then remove from
  • heat. In a separate bowl, mix starch with 2 tbsp cold water. Slowly add
  • this mixture to the cranberry juice - stir vigorously.
  • Return mixture to heat and bring to full boil, stirring until it
  • thickens and becomes slightly transparent. Store in refrigerator in a
  • covered container. Serve w/ warm cream. Soothes colds, and is a good
  • source of vitamins C and B.


Hyssop Cough Syrup

Licorice flavored, soothes sore throats.
2 tbsp dried hyssop (flower tops) or 1/3 cup fresh hyssop (chopped flowers)
1/4 cup water
1 cup honey
1 tsp aniseed

In a saucepan combine honey and water. Stir until the mixture is
consistency of pancake syrup. Bring slowly to a boil (over a medium
heat). Skim off any scum that rises to the surface.

Use 1-2 tbsp water to moisten the dried hyssop. Crush the aniseed. Stir
both into the honey. Cover and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.
Remove from heat, uncover, and allow to cool. While the mixture is still
a little warm, strain into a jar. When completely cooled, screw on the
lid. Should keep for 1 week.

Glycerine Lemon Cough Syrup

1 lemon
2 tbsp glycerine
2 tbsp honey

Heat the lemon by boiling it in water for 10 minutes. Cut in half and
squeeze out the juice. Add the glycerine and honey. Take 1 tsp as needed.

Marshmallow Cough Syrup

2 cups water
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup orange juice or juice of 1 lemon
1 1/2 to 2 1/2 tsp chopped dried marshmallow root

In a small saucepan, bring the marshmallow root and water to a boil.
Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain liquid into another
saucepan (should result in about 1 cup). Over a low heat, slowly stir in
the sugar until it becomes thick and granules completely dissolve. (Stir
in more water if the mixture becomes too thick.) Remove from heat and
stir in the orange juice. Transfer to a container and allow to cool
before covering tightly.

Wild Cherry Cough Syrup

2 cups water

2 cups sugar

1/2 tsp cream of tartar (scant)

1 tsp wild cherry bark

1 1/2 to 2 1/2 tsp chopped dried marshmallow root

Make a decoction of the cherry bark and marshmallow root. (Boil in water

for about 4 minutes. Steep the mixture with the cover on the pot for a

few minutes.) Slowly stir in the sugar and cream of tartar, simmer until

the mixture becomes thick and sugar granules completely dissolve.

Transfer to a container and allow to cool before covering tightly.

Lemon Cayenne Throat Soother

Mix 1 tsp honey with 1 tsp lemon juice and dash of cayenne pepper. Take

like cough syrup. This does not prevent cough, but does relieve throat

pain in two ways. First, the honey and lemon coat the throat. Second,

the cayenne pepper brings blood cells needed to fight off infection to

the throat area.

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