Our family does not get sick often, and when we do we normally take some Apple Cider Vinegar and raw honey, up our probiotics, and we get over it in a day or two. Recently there has been a really intense virus going around that almost everyone we know from Michigan to Missouri to California has come down with and this bug is persistent and very hard to kick. It started with a runny nose, lots of mucus, and then a nasty cough. In cases like this we have a regimen of Ayurvedic and holistic herbal wisdom and we needed something to soothe the night time coughing fits so we could all get some sleep! Normally I use homemade Elderberry Syrup or Elderberry Wine, but we have been traveling and dont have any with us so I came up with a really simple syrup that anyone can make in 5 minutes!
All – Natural Cough Syrup
- 1/2 cup Raw Honey, local is preferable
- 1 whole squeezed Lemon
- 1 grated Lemon Peel
- 2 inches grated Ginger
- 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Turmeric
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
Mix all of the ingredients together in a glass or bowl. Take a tablespoon in the morning, a tablespoon at night, and as needed anytime a cough comes on. This recipe makes enough to give some to your whole family and then stick the rest in the refrigerator to use later. Take it in the morning and at night and anytime symptoms arise. It can soothe coughing within minutes!
This syrup is amazing! Heres why – Raw honey is full of anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and immune boosting properties.It also naturally helps to soothe a cough just by itself. Lemon is naturally disinfecting, alkalizing and high in vitamin C. Ginger is anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and a natural expectorant. It also helps cleanse the system of toxins. Cinnamon is warming, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. Turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries and is also anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral. Black pepper has vitamin C, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and when used with honey it helps to break up phlegm.