Homemade Cough Syrup

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?
Terri Steffes
Terri Steffes

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