What is the best homemade cough syrup recipe?

Today is Autumn and days become colder and colder. It is the time for a cough, cold, and fever. But there is so much work to do; we have no time to be ill! We prepared a perfect homemade cough syrup, which will help you to prevent and to get rid of a cough. Read the article and find out!


Autumn has fully come into its own. It becomes colder and colder outside, and the sun pleases us less and less with its rays. There are windy, rainy days. Of course, there aren’t enough conditions for your health.

Now is the time to take care of yourself and your health, prepare home remedies to improve immunity, eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, drink more water, and eat vitamins. The organism will surely “understand” everything and will help you quickly adapt to the changing weather and the upcoming cold weather.

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Well, if your immune system pumped up and you have managed to pick up an infection, you have a cough, do not hurry to run to the pharmacy, prepare a home remedy for a cough - cough syrup with honey and thyme. During the year, people spend billions to buy chemical medicines for colds. Today, however, the old traditional home remedies are more used. Cough syrup from made of thyme is an expectorant and very effective remedy.

This syrup contains only natural ingredients and will treat your cough quickly and efficiently.

Such syrup will make a worthy competition to ready pharmaceutical cough syrups, will cost you several times cheaper, and the result of its application would be not less but even more efficient.


Surely you know that honey is an excellent mean for soothing pain and sore throat treatment. It softens a cough and soothes it.

Thyme contains thymol, which has valuable medicinal properties and is a potent antimicrobial component, which is especially useful for respiratory bronchial infection. It perfectly transforms a dry cough into the damp and stimulates expectoration of sputum, providing an excellent expectorant effect.

So, how to make homemade cough syrup? The recipe for this extraordinary mixture is very simple.


You will need:

  1. 1 cup of boiling water
  2. A small handful of fresh thyme (now it can be bought in the supermarket or the markets) or 3 tablespoons of dry grass.
  3. 200 g. of honey ( it is ideal to take raw honey)

The recipe:

1. Pour the thyme into a cup of boiling water and let it steep for 60 minutes, let it cool and then strain.

2. Now gently stir honey into the infusion.

3. Then begin to stir the mixture until the sugar is dissolved.

4. Put your cough syrup into a glass jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 weeks.

You have to use this expectorant cough medicine daily, 1 tbsp three times a day 30 minutes after meals. About a week later the cough begins to slacken, and you will quickly get rid of it.

The efficiency of this tool is tested many times in many families. It can be used for children above six years: 1 teaspoonful twice a day.



Of course, do not forget about possible allergic reactions, so consider the features of your organism before using this syrup. Or consult with your doctor.

But if your cold is accompanied by weakness and running nose, try to cook another general tonic for colds and make effective massage from the cold.

We hope that we helped you to treat your a cough. Use our recipes and don’t be ill! Remember about your health especially during cold seasons! Always be healthy and don’t forget about warm clothes!

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