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Honey Cough Syrup

Updated: Apr 20, 2018

With the wide spread of the Flu virus this year, this Honey Cough Syrup Recipe will help to ease the discomfort.


zest of 2 lemons (approx. 1 1/2 T)

1/4 cup ginger - peeled, sliced, OR 1/2 tsp. of ground ginger

1 cup water

1 cup honey

1/2 cup lemon juice


In a small saucepan, combine lemon zest, sliced ginger and 1 cup of water.

Bring mixture to a boil, simmer for 5 minutes, then strain through into our stainless measuring cup.

Rinse the saucepan out and pour in 1 cup of honey.

On low heat, warm the honey, but do not allow it to boil.

Add the strained lemon ginger water and the lemon juice.

Stir the mixture until it combines to form a thick syrup.

Pour into a clean jar with a lid.

Note: This can be refrigerated for up to 2 months.

For children ages 1 to 5, use 1/2 to 1 tsp. every 2 hours. For children ages 5 to 12, use 1 to 2 tsp. every 2 hours. For children 12 and older and adults, use 1 to 2 T every 4 hours.*
* Remember, honey is recommended for children after the age of one.

Recipe courtesy of Nurse Practitioner Barbara Dehn, RN, MS, NP. and the National Honey Board.

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