Friday, November 20, 2009
Homemade Cough Syrup
Since there has been so many illnesses going around, I thought I'd share a recipe for making your own cough syrup this week. The nice thing about this is that you can make the basic syrup using things from you own kitchen, definitely cheaper than buying the stuff from the stores! Plus, there's the added benefit of the ingredients providing healing properties.
1 cup freshly chopped onion or garlic (or mixture of the two)
1/2 cup honey (raw is best, you can buy this at the Flour Mill in Hayden)
Optional ingredients (combine any of these, but no more than 2 tbsp total):
1 tbsp cloves (relieves pain)
1-2 tbsp. comfrey ( helps with healing)
1-2 tbsp. slippery elm (coats and soothes sore throat)
1-2 tbsp. fresh chopped ginger root or 1 tsp. Ginger powder (increases circulation and effectiveness of the syrup)
Add all ingredients in small pot and simmer covered over low heat for 20 min., stirring occasionally. When finished, strain and store in the refrigerator.
Take as often as needed
Children under 10 - 1 tsp
Over 10 - 1 tbsp
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