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Nov 082013

Homemade Cough Syrup

Last year Ken caught a really bad cold with a cough, since we have been trying to go more organic and natural for our health I came up with this homemade cough syrup.

The honey will help to soothe the throat and the thyme is a powerful antimicrobial.
Ginger is a natural decongestant, anti-inflammatory, anti viral, and anti-histamine.
Cloves for natural pain relief and Lemon to help loosen congestion and prevent dehydration
Coconut oil for the antibacterial and antiviral properties.

When you heat this recipe in a pan just heat it enough to melt the oil and mix together. Then remove from heat. You don’t want it to get to hot or you can kill the benefits you get from your raw honey.

(Disclaimer)That being said I am not a doctor or claim to be one so if you’ve had a really bad cough or your symptoms persists please go to a doctor.

Also this recipe calls for raw honey. Never give a child under one raw honey.

So the best part this worked like a charm for Ken. His cough quieted down and he could sleep through the night again.
I didn’t catch the cold so I didn’t have a chance to try the cough syrup. But Ken said the flavor was better tasting than most of the stuff you get in the stores and hey at least you can pronounce what is in it 🙂

Cough Syrup


  • 1 cup raw honey
  • 3 cups water
  • 6 tsp ginger
  • 5 tsp thyme
  • 3 tsp cloves
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • Juice from one lemon


  1. Heat coconut oil till melted in saucepan. Add other ingredients just till blended and remove from heat. You don't want to get your honey to hot or it will kill the beneficial properties.
  2. Strain if you would like then store in a container in the fridge for up to 2 months.
  3. Dosage up to 2 tablespoons up to 4 times a day. Less for kids
  4. Warning: Don't give to kids under one because of raw honey

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