Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Home made cough syrup

I read this on a doll list a home made cough syrup thought it sounded to be a good thing on hand...

After reading all the mails about being sick and having a bad cough, I'm sending you all this recipe for miracle cough syrup. It really works! I know, as I had a terrible, hacky cough that was driving me nuts. I had taken an antibiotic, too, but only this cough syrup got rid of the cough.

The recipe is from Herbally Yours by Penny C. Royal, 3rd Edition, June 1982. It seems to work for all kinds of coughs but especially for that dry hacky cough that keeps you awake and hangs on long after the cold is over.
It soothes an irritated throat and relieves chest congestion and phlegm. The bad news: it tastes terrible -- it really does -- but if you have a persistant cough, it's worth a try.

a.. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
b.. 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
c.. 1 Tablespoon honey
d.. 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
e.. 2 Tablespoons water
Mix and take by the teaspoon.
The recipe doesn't indicate how much to take. I took 3 teaspoons the first time because I had a bad dry cough for over three weeks, and I was desparate for some relief. It worked and I got a good night's sleep. I have been recommending it to others ever since, and many have confirmed my positive results.

My whole family uses this now. It's great!


vivian said...

hmmmmm.... I hope I will not develop any reason to try it!! I wonder why it works??
Merry christmas dear!

Lisa said...

Your sweet, sweet comment was read again and again. Thank you for such kind words. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

Libby Buttons said...

Sounds wonderful and you say it works...Fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

This sounds good but keep in mind sometimes the body needs to cough...here's an article on that topic!

Happy New Year!


Sherrie Nordgren-Sympletymes,Pinkeeps,BoomingAprons said...

Thank You Rachel I agree with you 100%..But some times you need a little relief too..Nothing that will stop it completely but give one a break

Sherrie Nordgren-Sympletymes,Pinkeeps,BoomingAprons said...

viv I hope your Christmas was as beautiful as it looked and a Very happy New year to you my friend!

Sherrie Nordgren-Sympletymes,Pinkeeps,BoomingAprons said...

Lisa..I hope this New Year brings Joy Peace and Health!!!

Sherrie Nordgren-Sympletymes,Pinkeeps,BoomingAprons said...

Thank You libby for stopping by I wish you a fantastic New Year too1!!