I shared a photo on the Surviving The Stores Facebook page earlier today listing out several of the benefits of RAW honey (contrasted with the non-existent benefits of honey at most grocery stores) and in the comments I said that raw honey is great to use in a homemade cough remedy too.
So I thought I’d share that recipe with y’all here in a post! 🙂
We’ve all probably heard the advice to take honey when you have a cough, and while that does soothe things a little for me, it doesn’t ever get rid of it.
But this recipe that I’m sharing below gets rid of my coughs almost every time (like the activated charcoal for stomach bugs, this works better the sooner you take it after your cough starts!)
I sip on this drink like I would tea and drink at least 3-4 cups a day when a cough first starts.
Homemade Cough Remedy “Tea”
1 cup filtered water
2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar (you’ll want the unfiltered one that says “with the ‘Mother'”)
3 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp Local Raw Honey OR Manuka Honey
A DASH of Cayenne Pepper (start out with a *very* little bit)
OPTIONAL: a drop or two of Grapefruit Seed Extract
OPTIONAL: a few drops of Colloidal Silver
1. Heat the filtered water in a pot over the stove until hot but NOT boiling.
2. Pour the water into a coffee mug and add the Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon Juice. (And add the Grapefruit Seed Extract or Colloidal Silver if you have those handy.)
3. Stir in the Tablespoon of raw or Manuka honey.
4. Add the dash of cayenne pepper.
5. Stir well (or don’t stir and leave the cayenne on top if you’re feeling brave) 🙂
6. Don’t guzzle it, but don’t take *too* long to drink it since it seems to get hotter the longer it sits in the water.
Feel free to leave any other cough remedies that have worked for you in the comments below!
Will it not work if your vinegar doesn’t come with its mother?
Rachel @ Surviving The Stores says
That’s a great question! Here’s a good explanation of why the “mother” is so important: http://bragg.com/books/acv_excerpt.html
Absolutely nastiness.. Made me.puke.. Try something.else!!!
ginny hubbard says
Our routine cure for colds/flu
1. Chicken Soup
Put several pieces of chicken in a 5 qt. pot and cover with water. I like to use skinned breasts but you can use what is handy. Chop up celery, carrots, onions, and garlic and put in same pot as well. Season with salt (to taste), pepper, sage, parsley, cayenne pepper (you can also put in a jalapeno pepper). Bring to a boil and then simmer a couple of hours. Check seasonings sand correct to your taste. Put in egg noodles and cook till noodles are tender or you can cook noodles separate and put them in and simmer 5minutes more. (I also like to use Amish noodles).If you like, you can also put in a little tumeric around 1/2 tsp.
Believe me, it works…opens up the sinuses really well. It’s a staple in our family.
2. Our cold remedy beverage is a hot toddy. We use a shot of Old Granddad 100 proof, 2 tsp raw honey, and juice of half of a lemon. You can also add a dash of cayenne if desired. This is for adults. For children use hot tea instead of Old Grandad.
3. We also like to use the supplement Echinaechia with dandelion. The Echinaechia to look for is Echinaechia Augustifolia.
Is this safe for kids?
Sheri Fuchser says
I made some for my 11 year old daughter who is sick and the whole kitchen reeks! LOL
I tried a sip, and well, I’ve had medicine that tasted worse, but wow this is not a sip and enjoy tea. Im won’t say it might not work, but this is definitely medicinal not pleasurable.