Sunday, May 22, 2011

All Natural Cough Syrup

I have often written about all natural alternatives to harsh medicines, especially when dealing with a young child or baby. I actually may have written about this before  but today I whipped up a batch of all natural cough syrup for my son today.  We have used this every time he has had a cough almost from birth. It always works. It is a simple recipe and can be made for both children over 12 months -adults, or for babies under 12 months. For babies under 12 months you must replace the honey with corn syrup or molasses.
First take the juice from one lemon and put it in a small pot. Turn the heat on low. Start adding honey and dissolve it into the lemon juice. Add enough so that when it begins to cool it is a syrupy consistency.
Then pour it into a medicine bottle or a small tupperware. Administer a 1/2 tsp to a child under 2 every few hours as needed. For an older child a whole tsp as needed and for an adult 2 tsps as needed. They sell this in the store for about 8$ for a 2 ounce bottle. For about 4$ you can make 10-12 ounces or more.

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