Herbal Cough Remedy

This is a simple soothing herbal cough remedy.

It's so easy to make.

It will store for several weeks in a jar. Just take a tablespoon in warm water and use three times a day for relief from your cough.


The herb you use will depend on your symptom.

To ease a tight chest, use thyme, for a chill, use sage - you can combine these with rosemary to combat lethargy.

Honey is a natural antiseptic. It coats the respiratory tract and keeps the herbs in contact.

The quantities here are for a 'good bottle' of medicine.

Take 1 pint or  500ml of water and bring to the boil.

Add 1 oz or 25g of dried herbs.

Bring back to the boil and then allow to simmer for 20 minutes.

Strain the liquid to remove the flakes of herbs - use a muslin cloth or kitchen roll over a sieve.

Return to the pan and add 1lb (450g) of honey, stir it whilst it melts into the herbal mixture.

Simmer gently for a further 20 minutes.

Allow this mixture to cool and then put in a jar.

Use 1 tbspn in warm water as and when required - sipping it is a very soothing remedy for your cough.

You might find that this natural cough remedy will only be needed three times a day, but you can use it more often if you need to.

It is most effective using thyme - this seems to ease the congestion caused by a cough.

My personal favourite is sage and I also use it fresh out of the garden to make a herb tea sweetened with honey.

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