Did you know your kitchen is a pharmacy? Kitchen Remedy Cough Syrup is made out of natural ingredients. Before you head to the drug store, give this a homemade cough syrup a try. Natural cough syrup tastes better too. IT WORKS!!
I am really bad when it comes to taking cough syrup. I don’t like the taste and the way it makes me feel. Most of the time it doesn’t work anyway. Last time my husband came down with a cold, I headed to the internet to find a better and healthier solution to the problem. This natural homemade cough remedy is what I came up with.
There are loads of foods and spices that are jammed packed with healing properties. I would much rather fight a cough and cold with food than medication. We all know soup makes us feel better when we are sick. Nothing better than wrapping your hands around a nice hot bowl of pho, or mushroom soup to warm you up.
I did some searching and reading to find a better way to win the fight and yes it actually does exist. A natural cough suppressant is a great alternative.
We have all been there. Those dreaded coughing attacks that last forever. Coughing at night (always the worst time) that ruins our sleep. Coughs that sometimes seem to last forever. Have you had the dreaded “100-day cough”? That is the worst, it does feel like forever.
Cough suppressants from the drug store don’t work. Plus the side effects are terrible. You already feel like crap, you don’t need medication to make you feel worse. So how to stop a cough without drugs? Long ago my dad would have said a hot toddy for coughs works best. I don’t like the taste of that either, and you certainly cannot give it to kids.
During my search, I came across this recipe and since I had all the ingredients in the house, I decided to give this natural cough remedy a try. I did adapt it a bit and added one more ingredient. We were amazed at how well it worked. The best part is that it tastes good and there are no side effects (except feeling better of course).
Homemade Cough Syrup Ingredients
Simple ingredients that have healing properties really do work, so who needs a pharmacy when you have food and spices? You will need:
- apple cider vinegar
- cayenne pepper
There is not a shortage of articles written on this subject. 10 Easy Natural Ways to Conquer the Common Cold is a great one to read. The wonderful properties of cinnamon such as warming, pain relief, and anti-bacterial are effective. Congestion, fever and sore throats can all be helped with cayenne pepper.
This natural cough syrup recipe is our “go to” remedy hands down. It mixes up quick and easy. I just put it in a jar and it lasts a long time. You can take it as often as needed so you don’t have to worry about overdosing.
**NOTE** If you are going to make it for kids, you might want to cut back on the cayenne, they might find it too spicy. Also, FYI the medical profession advises against giving honey to children under 12 months of age.
Next time you have a cough don’t head to the drug store for cough syrup. Kitchen Remedy Cough Syrup can be found in your kitchen pharmacy!! Home remedies for coughs are much safer, tastes better and work! This is the ONLY way we treat coughs in our house.
What is your favourite NATURAL REMEDY?
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Kitchen Remedy Cough Syrup
- 4 tbsp hot water
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Place all ingredients in a small glass jar.
- Secure on the lid, and shake well to combine.
- Take as often as needed.
- Feel better soon!!