HOW TO MAKE A HOMEMADE ORGANIC COUGH SYRUP FOR COLDS AND FLU
I wanted to give you a cough syrup remedy to grab when you need help with a cough, especially during this crazy flu and allergy season. This recipe is one I have tried personally with my family. We make it different ways at times depends on preferences. It’s made with all-natural ingredients that provides cough relief and have antiviral and anti inflammatory benefits!
Nutrients in pineapple juice help thanks to its ability to soothe the throat and dissolve mucus.
🍍Pineapples contain bromelain, an enzyme with anti-inflammatory properties. It fights infections and kills bacteria. – Drinking pineapple juice helps soothe a sore throat and aids the body to expel mucous easily. -The bromelain present in pineapple also helps to calm cough arising due to the cold.
HOMEMADE COUGH SYRUP
Great ingredients you can add with this cough syrup to turn it into a stronger boost drink are garlic, arugula, basil, with organic orange juice. While these ingredients are an ultra boost for the immune system the little ones might not like the taste so I advise to just give a teaspoon if needed for a cough and add honey as needed. Store in a glass bottle or mason jar.
♡ Pineapple juice or blend slices
♡ Squeezed limes
♡ Ground ginger
Blend ingredients together
Take 1-3 tablespoons as needed to soothe a cough, cold or sore throat.
Simple Homemade Lemon Ginger balm & Honey Syrup Recipe
Perfect for the cold seasons & your natural medicine cabinet, with dedication, herbal remedies and syrups are one of the simplest, healthiest recipes you can make! This recipe is one of our favorites that we make at my home and reach for all the time especially in the winter!
Syrups are basically composed of a strong herbal tea, and can be made in different ways, mixed with honey which helps preserve it longer than a normal herbal tea would last. They are a delicious natural remedy used for centuries and a great way to help treat colds for kids and loved ones!
Ingredients and Benefits
Benefits of ginger include:
- fights nausea and queasiness
- helps with indigestion
- is warming, so especially useful in winter or when you have chills
Studies & traditional herbalism have shown that lemon balm:
- Is especially effective against viruses, especially the ones that cause cold sores
- calms nerves & improves mood
- soothes an upset stomach
- may help promote sleep
Fresh lemon juice was added to the recipe for its vitamins and bioflavonoids, but also because it makes the syrup extra good.
Raw honey is a germ fighting powerhouse and also soothes and coats inflamed throats and tummies.
- 1/4 cup chopped, fresh lemon balm leaves (or 1/8 cup dried lemon balm)
- 2 inch section of fresh ginger root, or chop about a square, peeled & chopped,
- If you don’t have ginger root, you can use powdered ginger! I would try around 1/4 tsp powdered ginger for a recipe this size.
- 1/3 cup (80 ml) simmering hot water
- 1 tbsp (15 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) raw honey, or more to taste
Directions to Make:
Place the chopped lemon balm leaves and ginger root into a heatproof 8 oz (half-pint) canning jar. Pour the simmering hot water over the herbs, cover with a saucer and let steep for around an hour. Strain the resulting tea.
Pour the 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice into a 1/4 measuring cup and then fill it the rest of the way with straines lemon balm/ginger tea. (If you’re allergic or can’t use lemon juice, just omit it and use more tea in its place.)
Combine the tea & lemon juice combination with 1/4 cup of raw honey and stir well. Don’t heat the honey or it will lose some of its beneficial properties, so just keep stirring until it all combines.
The tea itself steeps in less than one hour. Cap, label and store the finished honey in your refrigerator for around 2 weeks. Stir before each use. 2 weeks is the shelf life. Remake for each season as needed.
Take by the spoonful. as needed, for relief of minor symptoms of cold or flu.
This recipe can also be made without the lemon balm leaves as well!
To do so just place about 5 sliced lemons in a jar, pour in some raw honey & help move the lemon slices a bit so the honey can mix in well, try not to squeeze the lemon down to much, If you happen to have honey that has hardened or crystallized, just simply fill a pot with warm water and place your honey jar in for just a few minutes, then proceed to pour your honey into the jar with your sliced ginger root and lemon slices, feel free to add just a few cut pieces of garlic to add a boost to this herbal remedy.. Place top and close your jar and flip it upside down for about 30 mins to get that honey nice & mixed. Place in your fridge. Your Natural Remedy cough syrup will be ready in about 24 hours! I like to wait overnight for the morning. 🌿🌺
Also try putting into little spray bottles to use as a sore throat spray!
*Here is a extra Cough Syrup to try!- Fresh squeezed lemon juice, grated fresh ginger, garlic, apple cider vinegar w/mother, fresh ground black pepper, cayenne pepper & honey. It is amazing and so helpful for colds as well!
*Remember you don’t have to have a cold or flu to enjoy this you can use it as a syrup or in your tea!
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