Did you know your kitchen is a pharmacy? Kitchen Remedy Cough Syrup is made out of natural ingredients.
Honey, spices, and apple cider vinegar combine to make this old fashioned cough syrup recipe. It tastes good and works to help you stop coughing. NO side effects either.
Over the counter cough medicine tastes terrible. Most of the time they don’t work, and can be very expensive. There is also the risk of side effects.
I prefer a more natural approach to help us during cough and flu season.
RECIPE and INSTRUCTIONS for making this DIY cough syrup are at the bottom of this post.
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.
Making Homemade Cough Syrup
This recipe requires simple kitchen ingredients. You will need:
- apple cider vinegar
- cayenne pepper
- hot water
Here are some READERS Comments:
I have been suffering from a persistent cough for the last week. Finally, after trying to go to sleep with zero success for the fourth night, I decided to look something – ANYTHING – up to try to relieve this. I came upon this recipe and immediately went to the kitchen to make it. I will be honest, was not expecting the “whoa, my goodness!” moment I had when I took the first tsp. I will, however, admit that just the one tsp was certainly enough, for now anyway. Thank you for sharing this, it has turned out to be a very welcome “miracle.”
I’ve had a horrible cough for over 3 weeks, actually had to postpone surgery because of it. I took so many otc cough syrups and nothing worked. Last night I found this…OMG I was skeptical but this stuff works! I actually slept last night without waking up coughing my head off. Thank you so much!
M. Corey says:
It works! It did a better job than the px cough medicine given to my husband. It has a bit of a punch, so some may wish to decrease the amount of cayenne pepper added.
Cough Remedy Recipe Tips
- For this recipe, I used *(affiliate) raw unfiltered honey. I find the liquid version works best as it dissolves a little easier. Creamed or *(affiliate) Manuka honey would also be great alternatives.
- Be sure to use *(affiliate) organic apple cider vinegar for the best health benefits.
- If you are going to make it for kids, you might want to cut back on the cayenne, they might find it too spicy.
- *(affiliate) Ceylon cinnamon also called “true” cinnamon is a better choice than the Cassia variety found in grocery stores.
Questions People Ask
Does honey and cinnamon stop coughing?
This natural cough suppressant is our go-to remedy hands down. It has proven to be the best medicine to cure our coughs.
You are the only person that can make the decision for you and your family’s health. Honey and cinnamon have strong antibacterial properties that have been known to help with coughs and as a sore throat soother.
Most colds are caused by viruses. Infections usually require antibiotics, so you would have to contact your health professional.
Is honey safe for toddlers?
Before giving honey to children, please read this article: FYI the medical profession advises against giving honey to children under 12 months of age.
How long will homemade cough syrup last?
Since this is made with kitchen staples, you can easily make this when needed. I have safely kept this in my kitchen cupboard for several weeks.
You can keep it in a *(affiliate) small glass jar, making it easy to shake before use.
What is the proper dosage?
This will be up to you. I can say we take 2 teaspoons when needed to help stop coughing.
We have taken it safely several times a day, with no side effects.
Natural Remedies for Coughs and Colds
I am all about fighting the cough and cold season with food and spices. I remember my dad swore a hot toddy got rid of his cold.
Elderberry syrup is my first defense when my family starts to feel under the weather.
Honey and lemon drinks always seem to help when you need some cold and flu relief.
Next time you have a cough don’t head to the drug store. Kitchen Remedy Cough Syrup can be found in your kitchen pharmacy!! Homemade cough medicine works like a charm in our house. Give it a try at your house too.
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!!