Cough Syrup Recipe:Ingredients:
2 Tbsp Each of the Following Herbs- Slippery Elm Powder, Echinacea, Elderberry, Chamomile, Cinnamon and Ginger.
1/2 Cup Raw Honey
1/2 Cup Raw Honey
1. Boil 2 cups of water, then remove from heat and add the herbs listed above. (Experiment yourself with the herbs, this is a flexible list! You may want to try adding: Astragalus, Cloves, Rose Hips, or Peppermint for a few ideas.)
2. Let herbs steep in hot water for 20 minutes, then strain with a piece of fabric or cheesecloth.
3. Pour 1 cup of herbal tea into a bowl and mix with honey. (add more honey if desired)
There you have it, a very simple and effective cough syrup that isn't filled with sugar and fillers like all the supermarket medicines. Each of these herbs plays an important part in healing and helping your body.
Slippery Elm - Is not only fantastic for its medicinal properties but also for its cohesive properties that help bind other herbs together. It is a contact healer and can be used internally and externally. Slippery Elm is great for soothing inflamed tissues. It decreases the thickness of mucous but also increases the production, resulting in a longer lasting soothing effect.
Echinacea - Is used primarily to build resistance to infections of the respiratory and digestive tracts. It helps stimulate the body's immune system, while fighting inflammation.
Elderberries - Are the king of all immune boosting herbs! They help boost the white blood cell count in the body, making it more effective in killing infection and bacteria.
Chamomile - Is a very gentle relaxant, helping your body to calm down. Chamomile helps you get the, oftentimes, very needed rest during a fire-fight in your body.
Cinnamon - Promotes sweating and increases blood circulation, helping your body to keep the other herbs pumping throughout your system.
Ginger - Has been clinically proven to decrease the nausea, vomiting and diarrhea associated with common flu viruses. Taken early enough, ginger can help thwart the flu entirely due to it's anti-bacterial properties.
So what are you waiting for? Get some made today!
Share below how this worked for you, or what herbs you are going to add to the recipe!