Have you ever looked at the ingredients for cough syrup? High fructose corn syrup. Some red dye. Sucralose (an artificial sweetener). HFCS and an artificial sweetener seem like overkill, but what do I know.
So I set out to find a recipe for a natural cough remedy. One that didn’t make me gag and actually made the coughing stop. This is the one that worked best for me:
2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar*
1 tablespoon Honey
1 teaspoon Lemon juice
1/4-1/2 cup warm water
Put the warm water in a small glass. Add the other ingredients (the warm water will dissolve the honey) and stir until completely mixed.
* There are several kinds of apple cider vinegar. The one you should find for this recipe is Organic Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar with The “Mother” (I use Braggs.)
The kids aren’t too fond of the vinegar, so I either add more honey for them, or a little apple juice. Honey is very soothing, so I often give them some right off the spoon before bed.