Last week I wasn't feeling like myself, I was tired, and achy, with a nagging cough and a sore throat (probably due to all the coughing.) I take enough meds for all the things I have "wrong" with me already, so adding more chemical into my body wasn't what I wanted to do. The main problem was my cough, so I looked for cough syrup recipes and found this one and decided to make it, with the addition of a little lemon.
Homemade Cough Syrup
1/2 c fresh lemon juice (I had frozen lemon juice from this adventure)
1 c local honey
2 T freshly chopped sage
Combine in a pot on the stove. Cook until boiling, turn off heat, cover and rest for 10 minutes. Strain out the sage leaves. Pour into a clean jar. Store in the refrigerator. Give 2 teaspoonsful as needed.
This stuff works. I took the first dose at 8:30 in the morning and didn't cough once until 11:30. This was with an annoying, hacking cough. It helped me rest which helped me feel better.
I wanted to share it with anyone like me who is looking for a natural product to help with a cough. I'm not a doctor, and can't say that it is a miracle coughing medicine, but it worked for me!
Do you use any other home remedy for coughing?