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Grandma Barb's Homemade Cough Syrup

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
Author Divas Can Cook


  • 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.
  • Stir.
  • Heat over medium heat just until steaming, stirring.
  • 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