Olive Oil: Making a homemade cough syrup using olive oil will help you combat your cough as well as reduce reduce inflammation in the throat.
Honey: Honey helps with coughs, particularly buckwheat honey. In a study of 110 children, a single dose of buckwheat honey was just as effective as a single dose of dextromethorphan in relieving nocturnal cough and allowing proper sleep. You can use any type of honey you have on hand though.
Lemon: Because everyone knows that lemon & honey is the one of the best throat soother combinations.
Grandma’s Homemade Cough Syrup
Yield: About 1 cup
3/4 cup raw organic honey
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 lemons – juiced
Add all ingredients to a small pot over medium heat until steaming. Remove from the heat & let it cool. Place it into a mason jar or other container with a tight fitting lid. Store it in the fridge for 3 months, or on the counter top for 1.5 months.
Use by the teaspoon or tablespoon, as needed.
Stir & warm before using
Use as soon as you feel a cold coming on.
Also great for allergies
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