I am always on the lookout for new natural remedies. You’d think I’d have plenty in my arsenal by now, but I always manage to find something new. In a world with a multitude of quick fix, over-the-counter products that do little more than mask our symptoms, it’s great to find remedies that use natural, nutritious, healing properties and are easy to make at home.
As much as I love herbs, I don’t actually use a whole lot of them in my standard natural remedies, so I was really intrigued by this recipe when I found it. It uses several amazing herbs that I totally love, and I’m sure that’s what makes this natural cough remedy so effective. The base is honey and vinegar, which are both, of course, great for sicknesses of all kinds on their own, but the added herbs create a wonderful flavor and really boost the effectiveness of this remedy.
- Hyssop, fresh or dried
- Sage, fresh or dried
- Thyme, fresh or dried
- Raw organic honey
- Raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- Jar with a plastic lid
- Collect your ingredients. The jar is probably the most important thing to have ready. The reason for the plastic lid is to prevent the vinegar from eroding the metal, so if you do not have a jar with a plastic lid, you can put a piece of cloth or wax paper over the mouth of the jar before securing with the metal lid.
- If you have fresh herbs, wash, thoroughly dry, and chop coarsely. If you are using dry herbs, make sure they’re at least roughly ground.
- Toss the herbs together in a small bowl (optional).
- Fill your jar 1/3 of the way with the herbs.
- In a separate container, mix equal parts honey and vinegar. You will want to fill the rest of the jar with this mixture so estimate how much you will need.
- Let sit for 2 days to 1 week (depending on how soon you need it)
- When ready to use, strain out the herbs and keep in the same jar. Take 2 tsp every few hours or so as needed until your cough is gone.
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