Homemade Natural Cough & Cold Syrup


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Who It’s For: individuals with sore throat and/or dry cough

Who It’s Not For: children under age 1, individuals with a wet/productive cough (if there’s phlegm, your body needs to release it & we don’t want to suppress that process), individuals with allergies to any of the ingredients

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Ingredients:

1 Organic Lemon, sliced and quartered

1″ slice of fresh ginger, finely chopped

1/4 cup raw honey

2 Tbsp cold pressed (organic) coconut oil

Benefits:

Lemon – good source of vitamin C, gentle liver support (Remember, your liver helps your immune system by processing garbage & building antibodies)

Ginger – reduces nausea and inflammation

Raw Honey – anti-microbial, soothes throat

Coconut Oil – anti-microbial (thanks to a compound called lauric acid)

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Directions:

Wash, slice & quarter lemon. Peel & finely chop fresh ginger. Place lemon & ginger in 500mL (pint) jar. Measure raw honey into small mixing bowl. Melt coconut oil over low heat & stir well into honey. Pour honey & coconut oil mixture into jar. Place lid tightly on jar & shake vigorously. Let stand at least 24 hours before using. Shake well before each use. (Coconut oil may solidify & produce small white flecks in the syrup.)

Dosing

Adults: 1 Tbsp, 3-4 times daily

Children:

8-12 years old: 1-2 tsp, 2-3 times daily

4-7 years old: 0.5-1 tsp, 2-3 times daily

1-3 years old: 0.5 tsp (2.5mL), 2 times daily

**If cough, sore throat or other cold symptoms persist beyond 48 hours, see your naturopathic doctor