Monday, June 17, 2013

Homemade Cough & Allergy Syrup

I stumbled upon this recipe for a homemade cough rsuppresant/allergy relief/expectorant on Pinterest (  Its pretty reddish-orange color caught my eye.

Homemade Cough & Allergy Syrup

In a small saucepan add 1 teaspoon ground ginger, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 Tablespoon water, 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar, and 1Tablespoon honey.  (Local honey is preferred, as its properties will match up with your allergies.). Stir until the honey has melted.  Don't worry if everything doesn't incorporate completely.  Most likely it will appear a bit grainy like in the above photo.   Allow to cool.  Take 1 teaspoon as needed for cough and allergy relief.  

This is a very small batch, so you only need a small container with lid.  It should keep in your refrigerator for quite some time. 

I tried this tonight and it tasted really good.  It appears to be effective, as well.  It cleared my stuffiness and soothed my throat.

WORD OF WARNING:  Do NOT give this syrup to children under 1year of age!  Their systems cannot properly process the honey, and they can develop infant botulism, which can be fatal!

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