7 Homemade Cough Syrup That Are More Reliable And Effective Than Any Big Pharma Syrup


Home made cough syrup is surprisingly effective and very easy to make! Even though coughing is our bodies way of expelling mucous it’s sometimes necessary to quiet the cough so we can get a good nights sleep.

Below are several coughing remedies so pick one out that appeals to you. My favorite is the ginger/garlic syrup but any of these recipes can be effective, it’s just a matter of taste!

7 Homemade cough syrup

Honey, onion and garlic syrup
The mixture:
Combine a half-cup of honey and a half-cup of water. Add in one whole chopped onion and one chopped clove of garlic. Add a dash of sage, thyme or oregano and allow to steep overnight at room temperature. Strain and use the liquid as a cough syrup. Store in your refrigerator.

Traditional cough syrup recipe
10 grams of dried mandarin orange peel and 25 grams kencur aka kaempferia galanga, aromatic ginger, sand ginger, cutcherry or resurrection lily (thinly sliced​​), boiled with 400 cc of water until remaining 200 cc, then drink the water while warm.Usage: Take 2 times a day.

Traditional cough syrup recipe
10 grams of dried mandarin orange peel, and 250 grams of fresh squash, boiled with 600 cc until the remaining 300 cc, then drink while warm.Or you can use another easy homemade cough syrup below.

Turmeric and Honey
To treat dry cough, you can use turmeric and honey, and milk can be added. Turmeric has natural properties to eliminate dry cough due to respiratory inflammation. How to make: Make one cup of milk and add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric that has been finely ground. Then add honey to taste. Drink 2-3 times a day.

Celery and Honey
Honey and celery can also be used to treat dry cough. How to make: Rinse 30 grams of celery and cut into pieces. Then the pieces, boiled in 3 glasses of water until remaining 1 glass. You can add honey to taste. Drink 2 times a day morning and afternoon.

Castor oil chest rub
The mixture:
Start with a half a cup of good quality, cold pressed castor oil. Crush one or two cloves of garlic and stir them into the oil. Add a tablespoon of freshly grated ginger, three or four drops of eucalyptus oil and about half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Rub on chest.

Why it works:
Castor oil is well absorbed by the body and helps to increase circulation, which stimulates our immune response. The ginger and cayenne pepper also help warm the body, stimulate circulation and dilute mucus. The garlic and eucalyptus oil are added for their antimicrobial properties.

Ginger Lime Thyme Homemade Cough Syrup
1 Lime, sliced thin
3/4 Cup honey (raw, organic and local is best, but any kind is fine)
Generous handful of fresh thyme
Fresh ginger, sliced ( I used about 1″)
2 Cups water
Place the lime in a pint canning jar or other glass container, pour the honey over the top and set aside. Soaking in the honey will draw the lime juice out, but just to be sure I poked the lime slices a bit with a wooden skewer to allow even more juice to escape.
In a small saucepan, bring the thyme and ginger slices to a boil in the water and then reduce to a simmer. Cook for a few minutes uncovered until the liquid is reduced to about half, leaving you one cup.  Remove from the heat and let cool. Strain the liquid into your pint jar (your chickens will love the discarded thyme and ginger slices!) and stir or whisk well to combine. And that’s it.






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Prof. Hesin
I am herbalist and write on variety of topics from nutrition to natural health, herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, mind/body medicine and i enjoys the challenge of providing my family with healthy food options that fit with their busy lifestyle.