Thursday, July 31, 2014

Homemade Cough Syrup

My boys sound like old men that have been smoking for years.

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!


Eat To Live said...

I say whatever works. It looks very healthy thats for sure.

Harry Flashman said...

That sounds good. I would add two jiggers of Southern Comfort to the mix if I was drinking it.

Masshole Mommy said...

No way! And I know it tastes a lot better than Robitussin.

Ai Sakura said...

I've to try this. Lil Pumpkin has been coughing for a while and the medicine we use don't seem to be helping!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Theresa Mahoney said...

I never even thought to make my own cough syrups! I tend to just plop some honey in a cup of hot tea and that works well, but the girls hate it. I need to make our own this winter!

XmasDolly said...

That sounds just like what singers you before stage time except without the herbs. Honey, lemon & tea. Sounds good to me. Gonna try some of those herbs in there next time. Thanks for sharing.

mail4rosey said...

What a great idea. I bet it felt comforting too, having the warm liquid to pamper them a bit when they were feeling under the weather.

Kim @ Oh My! Omaha said...

Great timing! My son has been coughing for a week and I'd love to try something more natural to help him.

~ Noelle said...

never thought to make our own... i normally just try and "ride it out" thanks... this would be great

Rose-Marie said...

This looks good. I don't think we need a cough to enjoy it!!

Maryann D. said...

I am glad we do not get coughs often anymore, but I wish I tried this when my kids were younger. They did not like the over the counter cough meds, me either.
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Unknown said...

thanks for sharing this amazingly beneficial and helpful home made cough syrup recipe, it has been a great help. Keep sharing and caring.


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