Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Natural Cough Syrup with Coconut Oil


When we were kids, our grandmother used to treat us with items from the kitchen shelf for minor ailments. They were very simple and they worked. This week my daughter was sick with a bad cold. So I decided to make her my grandmother's cough syrup rather than purchasing medicine. Guess what? It worked for her!

Honey has powerful anti-viral and anti-microbial properties! In clinical studies, honey has shown to be just as effective in alleviating coughs as over the counter cough medicine. Honey is also known to help alleviate allergies. And taking a few teaspoons of local raw honey a day prior to pollen season can be effective in boosting your immunity to pollen.

Lemon juice is often used in home remedies and it is known to help boost the immune system and also has antiviral and antibacterial properties. I personally like to drink hot lemon water every morning.

Coconut oil is rich in antioxidants and contains lauric acid, which is antibacterial and antiviral. Coconut oil can be used to help prevent colds by boosting the immune system. Once the cold is set in, coconut oil can help reduce the length of sickness and can be quite soothing when added to warm honey-lemon water or tea.

Mix these three ingredients together and you have yourself a super immune boosting syrup that will help alleviate coughs and sore throats!


3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup raw honey
2 tablespoons coconut oil


Mix all the ingredients together in a small saucepan and heat over low until coconut oil is melted.
Take warm syrup by the spoonful as desired. You can also mix the syrup into hot water or tea.
Gently warm the syrup up before using. You can store in refrigerator for up to a month.

1 comment:

  1. Is it well tested as I wish to prepare and use it, it does not have mint in it which sooths cough for time being.