Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Homemade cough syrup

Cassandra and Edmund have had a persistent, unproductive cough for the past couple of days that just won't budge (worse at night). I'm really wanting to treat this herbally. Came across a recipe that we will be making this morning. Let you know how it turns out!

Cough Syrup
makes: 1 (8oz) jar full
dose: 1 Tbls as needed (chunks included or just juice- personal preference)

1/4 C lemon juice
1/4 C honey
1/4 C water
1 tsp freshly grated ginger root
2 large cloves garlic, chopped or pressed
dash of cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients into an 8 oz jar. Mix well. Put lid on and store in fridge for up to a couple of months. Can be taken daily as a preventative measure.

*Here's the batch I made this morning.


Emy said...

I'm very interested to know if your concotion works. Please keep us updated :)


MelissaD said...

So far, it's working really well! Both Cassandra and Edmund got really good naps this afternoon. The real test will be bedtime. It's always worse at night for some reason.

MelissaD said...

This recipe is a keeper!!! It worked really well. Regular cough medicine simply suppresses the cough but does nothing to cure the reason for the cough (bacteria/virus). Both the garlic and the ginger work together to kill the bacteria/viruses and therefore cure the cough.