Sunday, October 28, 2012

Natural Homemade Cough Syrups

Marshmallow root cough syrup

take a tablespoon as needed for cough. This is a nice herbal recipe with out the side effects that drugstore cough meds have.

2 cups water
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup orange juice or juice of 1 lemon
1 1/2 to 2 1/2 tsp chopped dried marshmallow root

In a small saucepan, bring the marshmallow
root and water to a boil. Reduce
heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
Strain liquid into another saucepan
(should result in about 1 cup). Over a
low heat, slowly stir in the sugar
until it becomes thick and granules
completely dissolve. (Stir in more
water if the mixture becomes too thick.)
Remove from heat and stir in the orange
juice. Transfer to a container and allow
to cool before covering tightly.


Borage cough syrup

Place 1/2 cup of borage leaves in blender along
with 1/2 cup of water

Blend until mixture is of a smooth consistency. Place in an enamel pan
and add 2 cups of honey. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add
the juice from 2 lemons. Take 1-2 tablespoons as needed for coughs.


Elecampane cough syrup

Put 1 tablespoon each of elecampane, coltsfoot,
Irish moss, lobelia, and 3 tablespoons boneset
in a pint of water.

Boil down to half the liquid.
Strain well and add 2 cups of honey.
Refrigerate and take by the tablespoon as
needed for cough.


Violet cough syrup

Wild violets work very well for this recipe

1/2 plus 2 T violet flowers, cleaned
1 quart water
7-1/2 cups sugar

Remove the little white part at the base of the petals. Then steep the petals in hot water overnight. The next day, filter this infusion and melt the sugar into it, slowly, until you get a syrupy consistency.

Use: Take 4 tablespoons a day for light coughs and sore throats.


Whooping Cough Syrup

Old cough syrup used by my grand mothers mother
when they had bad colds. a very reliable mixture.

1/2 lb flax seed
1 cup granulated sugar
6 lemons [juice]
1/2 pound honey

put flax seed in bag; pour over it 1 1/2 pints of water. let simmer
down to 1/2 the amount;
remove from fire and add other ingredients while still hot.
dose; give any amount as often as needed.
half of recipe makes enough for 1 pint


Wild cherry cough syrup

Cover the bottom of a crockpot with either Wild Cherry Bark.
Cover entirely with honey

Set on low heat for two days and stir occasionally


Thyme cough syrup

Pour 2 cups boiling water over
2 tablespoons of  dried thyme.

 Cool to room temperature. Strain and add 1 cup of honey. Shake to mix well.
Keep refrigerated.
Take 1 tablespoon several times a day for sore throats, colds, and coughing.


Cherry Cough syrup

Place 2 cups of cherries in a pan and add just
enough water to cover. Add several lemon
slices and 2 cups of honey.

Simmer the mixture until cherries are soft. Remove from heat. Remove the lemon slices and the cherry pits from the mixture. Refrigerate and take several tablespoons as needed for coughing.


Slippery Elm Cough Syrup

Put 1 tablespoon each of boneset, Irish moss, white yarrow; slippery elm bark, thyme, peppermint, horehound, and lemon balm
 in 4 cups of boiling water.

Steep for 30 minutes. Strain well and add 4 cups of honey. Drink several cups of this liquid a day for coughs


Onion Cough Syrup

The astringent properties of onions is well
known. There's nothing better to treat a

Chop 4 cups of onions very fine.
Add to 4 cups of water.
Add 2 1/4 packed cups brown sugar
 and 6 tablespoons of honey.
Simmer for 4 hours, covered.

Strain the onions from the liquid and place in labeled bottle. Take 1 tablespoon as needed for coughs.


Garlic Cough Syrup

This is a remedy for bronchial complaints ranging from bronchitis to asthma.

Slice 2 1/2 cups of fresh garlic into
4 cups of water.
Bruise 2 tablespoons each of caraway and fennel

Boil this mixture until garlic is soft. Let stand 12-14 hours in a very tightly closed container. Measure the mixture at the end of 14 hours and add an equal amount of cider vinegar. Bring again to a
boil, adding enough sugar to make a syrup. For coughing, take 1 teaspoon every morning or
when necessary.

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