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Home Remedy: Cough Syrup

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Home Remedy-Cough Syrup

~ Tanya Patterson ~

With the back and forth of our weather and the sudden onset of cold  today, I figured it was time to whip up a batch of cough syrup to be ready.  What I love about this cough syrup is that it’s natural ingredients with healing benefits and no side effects.  It’s also versatile, meaning you can serve by the teaspoon or in a cup of hot water to drink as a tea.

You will need the following ingredients:

  • organic honey
  • lemon juice
  • cayenne pepper
  • glass jar with lid
  • clove essential oil or Thieves essential oil (optional)
  • see below post for health benefits of each ingredients

Directions: Fill the jar 3/4 full with honey and 1/4 full of lemon juice.  Gently stir to mix. When finished mixing, add a dash of cayenne pepper and stir again.  (Optional: Add 2-3 drops clove essential oil and stir again).

Serve directly by the teaspoon, or add to a cup of hot water and sip on as a tea as often as needed.  Here is a list of the ingredients and their health benefits.

Store in refrigerator when not in use.


HONEY: Is reported to be as effective – if not more than – over the counter cough medications.

LEMON: Helps loosen congestion and prevent dehydration. Adding to honey it helps to thin mucous, soothe a sore throat and helps colds and flus to be more bearable.

CAYENNE PEPPER: The capsaicin in cayenne pepper offers pain-relieving properties.

CLOVE ESSENTIAL OIL: Assists in soothing sore throats and has a cinnamon flavor that children find pleasant tasting.


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DISCLAIMER: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

Author: scentsableliving

Hi, my name is Tanya and I invite you to join me on this exciting journey of discovering a more natural approach to housekeeping and caring for ourselves and those we love. I believe that God has given us everything we need to take back our health and our homes by creating a cleaner, healthier and happier living environment that is safer for those around us and the world we live in. Welcome to Scentsable Living.

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