Cough Syrup



I find it very, very comforting to have a bottle of this on hand any time of the year, but especially during the winter/spring months that tend to bring those nasty colds and coughs around.

It’s also comforting knowing exactly what is IN my syrup.  So here is a super simple recipe for you…I have made it and yes…it does work!


Cough Syrup Ingredients

Cough Syrup Ingredients



1 cup freshly chopped onion

Juice of 1 Lemon

About 1/2 cup raw honey

Plus any of the following (optional):

1 tsp. Cloves Whole; specifically good for pain relief

1 Tbsp. dried Mullein and  Marshmallow Root. Marshmallow is very helpful for soothing throat irritations and calming coughs, and Mullein is an expectorant, good at clearing up hacking coughs and congestion.

1 Tbsp. dried comfrey

**You can include all of these optional herbs, but at a maximum of 2 Tbsp. extra herbs total

Essential Oils of: Oregano, Tea Tree, Germ Fighter

Essential Oils: Germ Fighter, Tea Tree, Oregano

Essential Oils: Germ Fighter, Tea Tree, Oregano



Put chopped onions and any herbs of choice into a small stainless steel or glass pot (not alumnimum). Add enough honey to cover the onions.


Turn the pot on low heat and slowly simmer. The honey will soften and become liquified, and you want to keep the temperature very low while allowing the herbs to steep in the honey. It’s best to keep a lid on to help keep all of the medicinal properties of the herbs in the syrup, and just take the lid off to give it a quick stir every few minutes to ensure it doesn’t burn.

Give it 20 minutes of simmering, then remove it from the heat. Strain the onions and herbs out, add the juice of 1 lemon and a couple tsps of coconut oil, store in a small glass jar with a lid and keep it in the fridge.

The syrup can be used as often as needed, up to every half hour.

Here are the dosages:

1 tsp. for a younger children

1 TBSP for anyone 10 years and older

Cough & Cold Syrup

Cough & Cold Syrup