Grandma Barb’s Homemade Cough Syrup…That works!!
“Grandma’s easy recipe for natural, homemade cough syrup. Uses only three powerful ingredients; olive oil, honey, and lemon. Soothes sore, itchy, dry throats and calms coughs”
Watch me make this homemade cough syrup from start to finish!
*First, I am NOT A doctor lol. Just sharing a family recipe that we love. Check with your doctor before taking if you think you are allergic to any of these ingredients or it will interfere with any of your medications
I come from a long line of herbalists. Growing up the fridge was the medicine cabinet and I honestly can’t ever remember taking any kind of store-bought medicines. My grandma Barb, was from the school of “nip it in the bud”. So we tackled illnesses at the very start which kept us from the normal colds and flu that the other kids would get.
That woman is the queen of all things natural, especially natural medicines. She grows her own natural remedy plants in her cute little backyard garden and there is always some kind of wild homemade tea brewing on the stove.
Whenever anybody in the family has some kind of ailment she is usually the first person we call for a natural cure. She retreats to her bedroom of herbal cure books and notes and comes out with a recipe that always works wonders, like this homemade cough syrup recipe.
Everyone in the family has this homemade cough syrup recipe because it really does work, not to mention it’s natural with just three powerful ingredients; honey, olive oil, and lemon juice!
This homemade cough syrup recipe is GREAT for kids over the age of 12 months. Isaac has only had two colds so far and this recipe does a great job with soothing sore throats and coughing, especially with that nagging nighttime coughing. There aren’t too many cold medicines on the market for kids under 4 anyway.
My grandmother uses only 1 lemon in her recipe but I like to use as many as I can stand since lemons are so good at combating colds and really helps to balance out the sweetness of the honey. Also, my grandmother stores this cough medicine in the refrigerator but I store mine in the cupboards.
Get the Recipe: Grandma Barb's Homemade Cough Syrup
- 1 1/2 cups organic raw honey
- 1/2 cup organic extra virgin olive oil
- 1-5 organic lemons, juiced (the more the better)
- Add honey, olive oil and lemon juice to a small pot.
- Heat over medium heat until barely warm, stirring. (See note)
- Remove from heat and let cool.
- Place into a jar with a lid.
- Store in the refrigerator
- Take 1 tablespoon warmed as needed.
Use as soon as you feel a cold coming on.
Use as many fresh lemons as you can stand.
Stir and warm before using. Use by the teaspoon or tablespoon as needed.
Also great for allergies
I added clove to mine and my grandson was feeling better and coughing less in 24hrs. I will continue to do this, and experiment with different combinations. Thank you for the recipe
So glad to hear it!
Can food grade lemon flavoring be used vs fresh lemon? Can a different flavor be used besides lemon?
Fresh lemon works best in this situation.
I am looking forward to trying this recipe. I am highly allergic to Guaifenisin, so I can’t take ANY expectorant cough syrup. Luckily I don’t get colds often but when I do, usually my only option is to take a suppressant and hope for the best. And because of multiple health conditions, taking a new medication can sometimes be tricky. Crossing my fingers and praying for good results!