Kid-Friendly Cough Syrup
This Idaho family approved cough syrup is especially helpful with a congestion-related cough.
Lemons are good for detoxing the body, in this case from an illness. They are also high in vitamin C, which is immune boosting. It is naturally anti-viral and anti-inflammatory. It’s also good for breaking up mucous that may be on the throat causing the cough.
Honey, especially raw honey, is well known for its many benefits. It is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and full of antioxidants. If you’re careful with only slightly heating this and you buy local raw honey it should help even more with an allergy related cough due to honey’s ability to help arm your immune system for dealing with local allergens.
Coconut oil has many amazing properties, but the important ones here are the anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties. All these make it perfect for fighting winter colds and viruses. It has even been shown that coconut oil can bolster the immune system by improving white blood cell counts, which directly fights viruses and infections.
Together this syrup fights inflammation, bacteria, and viruses while soothingly coating the throat and breaking up mucous.
4 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
1/3 Cup Honey (Preferably Raw)
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
Place in a small pot and gently heat on a very low temperature, just enough to melt the coconut oil and warm the honey to mix easily.
For long term, you should store in the refrigerator but I leave it on the counter for a few days when there is illness in the house. Near the stove or warm crock pot (I use mine often for making broth when sick) will keep the coconut oil melted. Otherwise the coconut oil will solidify and you will need to melt it again before administering.
Administer usually 3 times per day one tea spoon for child, and double dose for adults…
We’ve also added a bit of oregano oil into the syrup when fighting off something pretty bad. Oregano oil is an amazing natural antibiotic. Be sure to use a high quality essential oil for ingestion.
Cayenne pepper or Apple Cider Vinegar can also nicely break up the mucous causing many coughs.
Another favorite source for natural treatments is Heather’s blog http://www.mommypotamus.com/
How do you treat coughs at home? What other things would you add?