How To Make Your Own Natural Cough Syrup That Is Also Great For Children

A natural cough syrup that is suitable for children is handy to have at home and so easy to make!
Commercial cough syrup is not recommended for young children, but so often they are the one’s that need it. This simple recipe is safe and effective with no harmful additives. (Honey is not recommended for children under 1 year of age).
Active Manuka Honey can be ordered from The Honey Farm
1 Red Onion and 1/2 Cup Active Manuka Honey or Normal Honey.
Peel and dice the Red Onion and place in a small glass or ceramic bowl.
Pour the honey over the onion and stir to combine.
Cover the bowl with cling wrap and leave overnight.
Pour the mixture through a sieve to remove the onion, into a glass jar with a tight fitting lid.
Store in the refridgerator.
Adults – 1 tablespoon every 2 – 3 hours.
Children – 1 teaspoon every 2 – 3 hours.
(Spoon the dose into a small glass jar and heat for a few seconds in the microwave or sit in a bowl of boiling water to warm before consuming.
This syrup is very helpful to ease an annoying cough, and will also help calm a sore throat.
You can combine equal parts of syrup with Apple Cider Vinegar to help with Laryngitis.
Simple and effective, just the way I like it!
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9 thoughts on “How To Make Your Own Natural Cough Syrup That Is Also Great For Children

  1. My daughter is so picky, she wouldn’t take that one either. But thanks for the recipe 🙂 HerbMentor did one with regular onions, but I can imagine the taste of this one being slightly milder.

  2. How cool! Does that really work? I wonder what it is about the combination of red onion and honey that soothes a sore throat and calms a cough? Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  3. Wow, this is GREAT info! Our little 9 year old is always getting coughs and the honeyed approach is brilliant. Great blog, great ideas and thanks for making the world an easier place to cough!


  4. My husband has a cold with a bad cough. I told him I could make him some homemade cough syrup. He said, “swell” with a heavy sarcastic tone. I had to smile. However, I do like home remedies. I’m an advocate for organic, whole food eating so this is right up my alley. Thanks!

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