Make Your Own Natural Cough Syrup: 5 Terrific Recipes! (#4 Is Our Fav!)

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2.  Honey And Lemon Basic Cough Syrup


  • 1 thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger root
  • 2 organic lemons (grate the zest of both lemons, then squeeze the juice)
  • 1 cup of pure water
  • 1 cup of raw, organic honey


Peel and slice the ginger root. Pour the water into a medium-sized sauce pan, and add the ginger slices. Add two tablespoons of lemon zest. Bring this mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for five to 10 minutes. Strain into a separate container and set aside. Pour the honey in the saucepan and keep it under low heat (do not let it boil). Add the juice from the lemons and mix well. Now add the ginger solution you made earlier. Mix well over low heat for another two or three minutes until everything is incorporated. Turn off the heat and pour into the container of your choice with a tight fitting lid. Store in the refrigerator. This should keep for two to three months.


  • Children between 1 and 5: 1 teaspoon every 2 to 4 hours
  • Children between 5 and 12: 2 teaspoons every 2 to 4 hours
  • Adults and children over 12: 1 to 2 tablespoons every 2 to 4 hours
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