Natural Cough Remedy

Sage and honey is a natural cough remedy that I have used with great effectiveness on many occasions.

It's a very soothing drink as well as helping stop a cough.


Take 5 fresh sage leaves (or one tablespoon of dried sage)

Crush them in your hand to begin the release of the essential oils.

Put them in a pot - I like to use a cafetiere.

Top up with just boiled water - around 2 cups equivalent.

Allow to steep for 5 minutes, then press the plunger down.

Pour into a cup and add one teaspoon of honey.

Sip slowly, savoring the steam as you do.

This is a natural remedy that I use all the time, not just for me but for my son and his friends - they call it my  'witch's brew'!

This is a typical experience with it - I woke up one morning with a really tight chest that felt it was verging on bronchitis.

I waited a day as I thought it was just a tightness that would go.

By the next morning, I realised that it was getting a hold on me - the tightness in my chest had developed into a burning sensation and I knew I had to do something.

I made this remedy - I don't like honey much so I used a teaspoon of lemon to counteract the sweetness.

I sipped it instead of my regular morning hot drink - OK, instead of my coffee.

Within 30 minutes, the tightness in my chest had disappeared - the cough that accompanied it went over the next hour and I felt great.

It's very soothing and quite pleasant to drink and the great thing about  it is that you can make it immediately.

Some natural remedies take a week or so to 'mature' - this is one you can make and use within minutes!

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