Thursday, January 27, 2011

The One With The Homemade Cough Syrup Recipes

Hello Friends,

  Thanks to Back to the Basics- Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst  on Facebook, and Kelly @ OFAMM on Cafe Mom for sharing these... I thought I'd pass along some good old fashioned cough syrup recipes... after all, it IS the season!  Again, The recipes and concoctions contained herein are in no way promoted to heal, cure, treat or diaganose any ailment, real or ficticious and you should contact your health care practioner and use common sense when attempting to treat a cough, ingrown toe nail, sty, gallbladder attack  or pink eye.  In other words, if you're gonna try it (as our ancestors have been doing for hundreds of years (uh, and are NOT around to tell about it, another thing you may want to consider)), do so at your own risk.  I hope it is sunny and happy where you are and that gave me an idea for a great song to post at the end of this entry.  Sending much love, and very little coughing.... ♥


1 cup brown sugar
1 cup vinegar
1 cup honey
1 pint of "Rock & Rye" Whiskey

Boil brown sugar, vinegar and honey until a little thick, about 25 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Add Rock & Rye, refrigerate and use as needed.

For a sore throat, at bedtime, very slowly, take 2 tablespoons, just taking a little at a time from spoon. Your sore throat will be gone by next day.


1/2 c. honey
1 tbsp. chopped garlic
1 tsp. horseradish (fresh prepared)
Fresh garlic

Mix well. Take 1 or 2 teaspoons as needed. If mixture is too hot, add more honey to taste. It has worked well for sinus problems and chronic bronchitis.


Take a thin slice of onion, sprinkle with sugar and let stand until sugar is converted into a syrup, 15 minutes or so. Sip syrup as needed and coughing will be relieved. Syrup does not taste like onion.


1/4 c. lemon juice
1/2 c. honey
1/4 c. whiskey

Mix all ingredients, store in jar. Put 1 teaspoon or 2 teaspoons in a cup of hot water or tea.

    * 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    * 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    * 1 Tablespoon honey
    * 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    * 2 Tablespoons water
      Mix and take by the teaspoon.

Soothes irritated throats and relieves chest congestion and phlegm. Tastes terrible.

The recipe doesn't indicate how much to take. I took 3 teaspoons the first time because I had a bad dry cough for over three weeks, and I was desparate for some relief. It worked and I got a good night's sleep. I have been recommending it to others ever since, and many have confirmed my positive results.
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Homemade Cough Syrup Recipes #1

Simmer 3 teaspoons of black currants in 2 cups of water for 15 minutes. Strain and add 2 tablespoons of honey. Use as needed for coughs.


 Homemade Cough Syrup Recipes #2

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.


Homemade Cough Syrup Recipes #3

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.


Homemade Cough Syrup Recipes #4

This is a remedy for bronchial complaints ranging from bron­chitis to asthma. Slice 2 ½  cups of fresh garlic into 4 cups of water. Bruise 2 tablespoons each of caraway and fennel seeds. Add to garlic water. -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.


Homemade Cough Syrup Recipes #5

Add 6 tablespoons of horehound and 2 tablespoons of grated horseradish to 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer until the liquid is reduced by half Strain and add ¾ cup of honey. Take 2 teaspoons as needed for coughs.


Homemade Cough Syrup Recipes #6

Put 1 tablespoon each of bone set, 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.


Homemade Cough Syrup Recipes #7

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.


Homemade Cough Syrup Recipes #8

Mix 1 teaspoon each of thyme, lobelia, elecampane, coltsfoot, boneset, mullein, Irish moss, slippery elm bark, wild cherry bark, and 1 tablespoon balm of Gilead. Add mixture to 4 cups of water and simmer until the liquid is reduced by half. Strain and add 2 cups of honey. Add a few drops of wild cherry oil for fla­voring. Keep refrigerated after bottling. Dosage is 1-2 table­spoons for coughing. I keep this handy all the time. It will keep for long periods of time and it works well.


Homemade Cough Syrup Recipes #9

Place ½ cup of borage leaves in blender along with ½ 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


  Enjoy... I hope you're having a Shiny Happy Day! ♥

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