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Home Remedy: Cough Syrup


Home Remedy-Cough Syrup

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 is tasty and soothing at the same time.  It’s also versatile, meaning that I can serve by the teaspoon or in a cup of hot water to drink as a tea.

The following ingredients are what I use in this recipe:

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

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

I like to serve this 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, if interested.

When not in use, I store in the refrigerator.


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

LEMON: Is said to help loosen congestion and prevent dehydration. Adding to honey it suppose to help thin mucous, soothe a sore throat, and help colds and flu to be more bearable.

CAYENNE PEPPER: The capsaicin in cayenne pepper is said to offer pain-relieving properties.

CLOVE ESSENTIAL OIL: Is said to help assist in soothing sore throats and has a cinnamon flavor that my 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. I invite you to join me on this exciting journey of discovering a more natural approach to caring for ourselves and those we love. I believe that God has given us everything we need in order to take back our health, and our lives, by creating chemical free homes and obtaining financial freedom. Welcome to Scentsable Living.

2 thoughts on “Home Remedy: Cough Syrup

  1. How long does this stay good for??

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