It’s that time of year when at least half of us seem to be fighting colds and viruses. Some people always end up with one of those lingering coughs that lasts up to 6-8 weeks after a cold. It’s miserable!
If you feel like over the counter cough syrup or drops don’t do much for you, maybe a homemade herbal cough syrup will do the trick. We have a natural mixture for you that is easy to make.
We reach for natural and traditional remedies to heal our bodies whenever possible. The next time you find yourself fighting a cough, give this recipe a try!
- ½ c. Raw Honey
- Half a lemon (you can use orange if you prefer the taste)
- 2 fresh or frozen garlic cloves- don’t use the pre-minced stuff…it’s lost its strong medicinal properties.
- a chunk of fresh or frozen ginger*
- 2 t. turmeric powder–or 2 chunks of fresh root, sliced
- ⅛ t. pepper
- Fill a small jar halfway with raw honey. Raw honey has active enzymes, ‘good’ bacteria, and tons of other beneficial stuff that normal, pasteurized grocery store honey doesn’t have.
- Squeeze the lemon (or orange) half into the honey and stir.
- Crush the garlic cloves. You don’t want to pulverize them, or you’ll end up with little bitty chunks floating around in the honey…just crush them one good time, to start the enzyme reactions in the cloves. You can ‘whack’ the cloves of garlic with the side of a meat tenderizer mallet
- Do the same thing to the ginger.
- Drop them into the honey and stir.
- Add powdered or fresh (pounded) turmeric, and pepper to the mix.
- Blend well.
- Store this in the fridge, because the cold feels good on hot, scratchy throats.
*Take a spoonful of honey as needed, being sure to avoid the chunks of garlic and ginger. Keep it refrigerated and it will last up to a week.
Get rid of your cough today with this homemade cough syrup!