Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cough Syrup--Just What the Doctor Ordered

For a cough that needs an extra wallop,
you can substitute the vinegar with whiskey.

I've been passing this along a lot the past few weeks, so it must be that most wonderful time of year: cold and flu season.

My mom has trouble with most cough medicines, so her doctor concocted this remedy. It works just fine. It's got a sour kick to it, but that's part of the charm. It goes down easier when it is hot.

Equal parts of honey, lemon, vinegar. Take 1 TBS. every hour or as needed.

So, if you think you'll be sipping on this all day, you might make it in this amount:
1/2 cup honey, 1/2 cup lemon, 1/2 cup vinegar (cider vinegar or white). Heat on the stove until just barely steaming. Stir before each dose as it tends to settle.

We just don't mess with all the chemicals in the store bought stuff. Besides, vinegar isn't addicting.


  1. You should bottle this under its Google search name: "Garden of Holiness Cough Syrup" !
    I made a batch for DH this evening.

  2. You aren't kidding me, are you? I just googled it and it came up. How funny!