There are few things more annoying than a lingering cough, especially when it is keeping you or your loved ones up throughout the night. The herbs in this cough syrup help to soothe a sore throat and support your immune system.
With winter here, this is the perfect time to consider having a cough syrup on hand.
What You Need For Cough Syrup
- 2 cups of cold water
- 2 Tbsp of organic fennel seed
- 2 Tbsp of organic slippery elm bark
- 1 Tbsp of organic dried elderberries
- 1 Tbsp of organic dried mullein
- 2 Tbsp of organic cinnamon
- Peel from an organic orange
- 1 cup of raw honey
- Amber glass bottle
- Mixing bowl
What To Do:
- Place all herbs, orange peel, and water into the pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Reduce to a low temperature to simmer, cover with a lid, and simmer for 30 minutes. Or until the liquid has halved.
- Remove the pot from heat. Strain the liquid into a mixing bowl. Discard or compost the solids.
- Add honey to the liquid in the mixing bowl. Whisk liquid and honey until fully combined.
- Pour the syrup into the amber glass bottle. Label and store in the fridge.
- Use within 3 months.
- Children under 4 use Clark’s rule to determine their dosage.
- Children aged 4-12 take 1 tsp every 2 hours up to 4 times per day.
- Children over 12 and adults take 2 tsp every 2 hours up to 4 times per day.
Adapted from a recipe by Ashley English in her book ‘Home Apothecary’.