Syrups and Teas to make at home for coughs and colds

Coughs and Colds

Sometimes its not always possible to obtain remedies so  it is always good to have something else up your sleeve.  I have found these recipes useful for my own family through the years in the very first stages of a cough /cold.  Medical and /or homeopathic advice by a professional practioner should always be sort if conditions continue more than a few days particularly regarding babies and children.


Add 15 cloves of garlic to 1 jar of raw runny honey and leave to stand overnight.

Take 1 teaspoon 3 times a day

If you strain the honey after 1 week it will keep for a long time


In a bowl, alternate layers of brown sugar and sliced onion rings.  Cover with sugar and leave overnight and strain.  Take 1 teaspoon of the liquidized onion and sugar 3 times a day.


Take 3 handfuls of fresh chopped thyme, cover with raw runny honey and leave for a few hours. Take 1 teaspoon 3 times a day.  This is also good as a preventative for colds, coughs and flu: take 1 teaspoon in the morning


Add 1 teaspoon of the mixed herbs to 1 cup of boiling water, infuse for 10minutes and strain.  If there is fever add Limeflower.

If there is restlessness, add Chamomile.

Dosage:  Adults: 1 cup every 1or 2 hours ,  Small children: 1/2 cup every hour. Babies 1-2 years old. 1 teaspoon every hour

These receipes are NOT to be used instead of medical advice or prescription.



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