Natural and Homemade Herbal Cough Syrup Recipe
Did you know that is easy to prepare Homemade Herbal Cough Syrup Recipe? It’s great to say that we don’t get sick often. But when we do, whenever possible, we should let the body fight the illness naturally. Don’t just immediately turn to medicine or to large doses of vitamins or herbs. Give your body support in fighting the infection rather than just taking something that bypasses this natural process.
Illnesses that include coughing can be really uncomfortable and exhausting because they actually limit the ability to sleep calm and restfully. In such cases, try to use this great homemade syrup. It will ease the coughing so the afflicted can get some rest.
Honey is ingredients that naturally soothes cough by itself. We can often read or hear from doctors recommending a spoonful of honey to children (over a year) for cough. Ginger has an expectorant action and is naturally anti-inflammatory. Chamomile promotes restful sleep, soothes muscles, making it useful in relieving the “tickle” in the throat. Marshmallow Root has one of the highest mucilaginous contents of all herbs and soothes the throat. Cinnamon improve taste and helps boost immune system.
Recipe for Homemade Natural and Herbal Cough Syrup
The combination of all herbs mentioned above helps sooth the throat. It eases coughing and promotes better and restful sleep. Due to the honey, we recommend using this remedy on children over 1 year of age. But you can always substitute maple syrup in place of honey.
Recipe for Soothing Honey Cough Syrup
This soothing cough syrup uses herbs, honey and citrus to calm sore throat and coughing.
- 1 quart of filtered water
- 1/4 cup Marshmallow Root
- 1/4 cup Ginger Root (dried or fresh grated)
- 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
- 1/4 cup Chamomile Flowers
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 cup honey
- Into a medium saucepan pour the water and then add the dried herbs.
- Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
- Simmer until the volume is reduced by about half. (After herbs are strained off, you will need 1 cup of liquid.
- Pour through a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer to remove herbs (It’s important to compost the herbs!).
- While liquid is still warm (but remember: not boiling) mix with honey and lemon juice and stir well.
- Store in the fridge in airtight container for up to 2 months.