This soothing syrup is perfect for those hacking chesty coughs. Marshmallow Root Cough Syrup is easy to prepare, suitable for all ages, and tasty enough that no one will complain when you say it open wide.


  • 5 cups filtered water
  • 2 tablespoons dried ginger root
  • ½ cup dried chamomile flowers
  • ½ cup dried marshmallow root
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ¼ cups local honey
  • 1 lemon

We sell all of these ingredients at Acorn and Oak.


  1. Add the water and dried herbs – including cinnamon – to a saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil. Use medium heat.
  2. Boil for 3 minutes. Lower heat until the mixture maintains a gentle simmer.
  3. Simmer until the volume is reduced by half.
  4. Once reduced to half, remove from heat. Strain through a cheesecloth or sieve to remove all plant material.
  5. While the liquid is still warm add the lemon and honey. Stir until well combined.
  6. Pour it into jars. Label and store in the fridge.

Your tasty soothing Marshmallow Root Cough Syrup is now ready for your little folks!

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