How to Make Homemade Cough Syrup

How to Create Homemade Cough Syrup

Homemade cough syrups taste pleasant and are personally crafted to foster healing. They gently soothe the membranes of sore throats to ease discomfort. Containing only natural, organic ingredients, homemade cough syrups are safer than their over-the counter counterparts. This delightful remedy is perfectly suited for young children who may otherwise reject plant healers or conventional medicine.


Step 3


Strain the cough syrup through a colander made of tight wire mesh, coffee filters, and/or several layers of cheesecloth.

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Once completely strained the syrup should be poured into sterile glass jars. The ideal storage location for your homemade cough syrup is a cool dark place. Heat and light steal precious healing properties by speeding decomposition.

You will Need
• Pure Honey
• Dried Healing Herbs
• Crock-pot
• (Alt. Saucepan and Cooking Surface)
• Colander
• Cheesecloth or Coffee Filters
• Sterile Jar (s)
• A Wooden or Metal Spoon

Tips & Warnings
• Locally harvested honey contains the footprints of local flowers and herbs. Consuming local honey with these qualities naturally boosts one’s immunity to local allergens.
• Those wishing to avoid animal- products such as honey, may substitute pure maple syrup.
• When stored in a responsible manner homemade cough syrups will remain effective for a number of years.
• Honey should not be given to children under one year of age.
• The proper dosage is approximately one tablespoon when needed. This can be taken directly or stirred into a warm (not hot) mug of tea.


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