Cough, Cough, Cough
The problem with kids is that a lot of the cough syrups out there kids can't take.
I decided to make my own cough syrup. I found a site that has homemade cough syrup recipes.
Some things to get at the store:
Local honey, 1 citrus fruit (we choose lemon and lime), fresh mint, fresh rosemary, fresh or ground ginger, whole or ground cloves, ground cinnamon, and/or ground cardamom.
*Bee careful where you buy local honey. I ran into a bee keeper that said many places that sell local honey, isn't local at all. If you are unsure about what is local, and what is not go to a Farmer's Market in your area, and ask someone there where to buy local honey? Some bee keepers sell their honey in a local store. They will let you know where it's sold at. Why local? Local honey helps fight off infection. For allergy suffers local honey helps build up a resistance to pollen.
Here are links to information about nutrition and healing benefits of:
fresh or dried/ground ginger, cloves & cardamom, cinnamon, peppermint, rosemary, citrus
Isaak wanted Lemon Cough Syrup, and Mica wanted Lime Cough Syrup.
We cut up a small lemon and lime in slices. Remove their seeds. Add in sprigs of fresh mint and rosemary. Then add in the spices you prefer. I put in cloves in the boy's cough syrups. Push and mix with the back of a spoon.
Let it set for at least 3 hours. Refrigerate.
The boys didn't like their cough syrups straight. I heated water in a mug (1/2 full), and added 1 spoon full. They loved it that way.
It did seem like they coughed way less after having their homemade cough syrup.
The best things about this stuff is that it tastes good in tea, or water. You can drink it even when you are not sick. It's great for allergy suffers!