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DIY cough syrup

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During winter, children are especially susceptible to coughs and colds, so this year we decided to make our own immune boosting cough syrup to keep bugs at bay and speed up our recovery time. For this particular recipe, I included the herb Astragalus (also known as Huang Qi), which is commonly available from Chinese herbal shops, but may be difficult to source otherwise.



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Our home made cough syrup


Ingredients:

1 kg sugar
1 liter filtered water
1 lemon
6 sprigs fresh thyme leaves
2 tablespoons fresh ginger root
1 tablespoon fresh turmeric root
8 drops peppermint essential oil
5 sticks astragalus (optional)



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Ingredients for DIY cough syrup


Method:

Boil the filtered water, then add the sugar, thyme leaves, lemon juice, ginger root, turmeric root and astragalus.



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Simmer the ingredients


Simmer the ingredients for an hour, then add the peppermint essential oil.



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A therapeutic treat


Allow the mixture to cool, pour it into sterile bottles, and keep your home made cough syrup in the fridge. Administer 30 mls twice daily until the cough disappears.

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At the moment I have such a terrible cough that my neighbour brought me lemsip. I prefer your recipe! Thanks for sharing xx
I hope your cough improves super quickly - the sugar content in each dose ends up being quite low, and anyway sometimes a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.
by Lucy
Hi Lucy

Great idea!

Could you replace the sugar with Manuka honey which has anti-bacterial properties?
I'm pretty sure manuka loses its properties if you heat it, but it's worth researching further before taking my word for it.
by meggf
Typically honey does lose its beneficial properties during processing (involves heating), which is why it's best to buy raw organic honey where possible. The consensus though is that Manuka honey is far more chemically stable and better able to retain its anti-bacterial properties when heated.

Perhaps add the honey at the end of this process and heat very gently until it's combined with the rest of the syrup. It's still preferable to sugar!
I agree that the recipe includes a fair bit of sugar - you could replace it with honey, but you would need a LOT to make it thick enough. If you are making this for kids - you will need a fair bit of sweetener, but you could reduce it significantly for adults.
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