I looked up a recipe for homemade cough syrup on YouTube and this one sounded pretty good. Because it contains alcohol, I would only use this in the evening, on going to bed.
1/2 cup bourbon whiskey
1/2 cup raw honey
1 tblspn brown sugar
1 lemon, juice of
1 2cm piece ginger, grated
2 drops pure peppermint essential oil
(the recipe wanted 4 hard candy peppermint lollies, crushed, but I couldn’t get any so the peppermint and brown sugar are the substitute)
Put all in a small saucepan and gently heat - do not bring to the boil as this will spoil the quality of the raw honey
(not that the bourbon won’t!)...
Strain mixture through a fine seive and bottle it. Take 1-2 tablespoons to relieve a cough at bedtime. 😴
It tastes rather good! 😉
Disclaimer: The use of this natural remedy is my personal choice and does not substitute the diagnosis and treatment of a health care professional.
Cheers - Joolz xx