The cold and flu season is here! Our household was introduced to this when my eldest girl started coughing at night. The coughs were horrible sounding, dry and hoarse. Now, In our small RV, if one gets sick, we all tend to get sick. Resigning myself to the inevitable, I put on our get well diffuser blend and began looking through our medicine cabinet (more like the three different areas we store it all; I really need to put it all together in one spot). To my dismay, I noticed we only had enough cough syrup for a dose or two…not what I needed! I really wanted to start treating the cough and it was late at night at home alone with the kids. I didn’t want to get them all out of bed to go to the grocery store. So I decided to look around the internet to see if I could find a homemade cough syrup.
To to my surprise, I managed to find a recipe where I had the ingredients at home, but with some modifications. So, I rushed to the kitchen to make this recipe. Upon opening the fridge, my heart sank when I realized that we had no lemon juice, but tucked away on the shelf was a bottle of lime juice from awhile back. I figured it would work and used it to make this simple cough syrup.
With not a lot of hope that this would work, I gave my girl a dose. She thankfully liked the taste and took it down without any struggle. Well, to my wondering ears, not another cough was heard out of her all night! I was amazed! The next night, Little Miss Giraffe started coughing again, so another dose. Twenty minutes later, another cough. Then, silence again. Repeat the third night and then, she was over the cough. To my amazement, none of the rest of us got sick!
So between my get well diffuser blend, colloidal silver and this cough syrup, there was only one case of sickness and it didn’t spread! So from now on, this special little home remedy will be in my archives, waiting to be made at the first sign of coughing.
This only lasts a week in the fridge, so make it as you need it. It’s easy to keep the ingredients on hand for whenever you need to whip up a batch. Also, as honey is one of the main ingredients, do not give this to infants under 1.
Hopefully, you won’t need this recipe, but I hope you’ll try it out if the dreaded coughing shows up! I know I was amazed by how well it worked and I think you’ll like it!
- 2 Tbsp. lime juice
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- 2 Tbsp. vegetable glycerin
- Add all ingredients to a 4 oz. jar. Close lid and shake to combine.
- Give one tsp. as needed whenever they cough.
- Do not give to children under one.
- Stores for one week in refrigerator, so only make as needed.