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. I like to add some lemon juice to the mixture to make it slightly less sweet.
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.
The information on this website is in no way intended as medical advice and nor should it be taken as such.
If symptoms don't improve, consult your doctor.
If you have a medical condition, you must consult a Herbal Practitioner or a Medical Doctor.
If you are pregnant, you must consult your doctor or nurse before trying any herbal remedy.
If you are already taking pharmaceuticals, then speak to your doctor about taking herbs - some drugs react badly with herbs and you need to know that you are not going to do more harm than good.