This vibrant cough syrup combines the soothing properties of honey, ginger, and lemon with the immune-boosting power of turmeric and cinnamon, offering a flavorful and effective remedy for coughs and sore throats. This homemade cough syrup offers a natural and flavorful alternative to over-the-counter options. Remember, if your cough or other symptoms persist or worsen, be sure to consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. Enjoy the soothing spiciness and feel the relief!
Condition: Respiratory issues: Colds, coughs, sore throat, allergies
Approach: Herbal remedies: Using plants and herbs for medicinal purposes
Difficulty: Beginner-Friendly

Preparatory Steps

  • In a small saucepan, combine water, ginger, lemon juice and zest, turmeric, and cinnamon. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Strain the mixture into a glass jar, discarding the pulp.
  • Stir in honey.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Ingridients

Water, Ginger, Lemon, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey

Dosage

  • Adults: 1-2 teaspoons every 3-4 hours as needed.
  • Children (ages 4-12): 1/2-1 teaspoon every 3-4 hours as needed./li>
  • Not recommended for children under 4 years old.

Tips

  • If you prefer a thicker syrup, simmer the mixture for an additional 5-10 minutes until reduced.
  • Honey can be a choking hazard for infants and young children. Consult your doctor before giving this syrup to children under 1 year old.
  • Always consult your doctor before using any new cough remedy, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking medications.

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