Honey Cough Syrup

Cough season is here.  In our family quest to be more natural, label reading has become a pastime.  All the chemicals in traditional cough syrup is enough to make any label reader cringe and wonder what kind of side effects do we not know about?  Can this really be safe?  So what should you do when you a cough or cold?

Well after a terribly nasty bought with a cold, I learned honey is a natural cough suppressant from a friend who suggested I use some of our honey stores to make cough syrup and it worked.  I had the plague . . . aka a cough, stuffy nose, and sinus headache and pretty much decided I should spend the next couple  days hours in bed.  In comes my new weapon.

Honey Cough syrup:
2 tablespoons of honey
1 Tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar  (it is best if it has the mother in it!)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon of ginger (I used fresh)
optional add ins: Lemon juice, crushed clove of garlic, onion juice.
Take a teaspoon every hour and it sure clears our your sinuses.

I don’t know that I would give this to kids,it is a bit spicy, but it works like a charm! Between this and my neti pot, I feel fine… now sounding better, well that is another story.

**Please note, I am not a doctor and you should discuss using this with a doctor. This is something that helped me and I am passing it along.**

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