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Echinacea, Licorice and Honey All Natural Cough Syrup

Homemade Natural Cough Syrup

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A tasty and effective recipe for an all natural cough syrup that actually works to boost the immune system and suppress a cough.


  • 1/2 cup echinacea root
  • 1/2 cup licorice root
  • 3/4 to 1 cup honey (raw, organic, local honey is best)
  • 4 cups distilled water
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. fresh ginger root, minced or finely chopped


  1. Place the echinacea, licorice, cinnamon and ginger into a pot of 4 cups of distilled water.
  2. Heat water until boiling, then reduce to a simmer for 45 minutes (the longer it simmers the more goodness you’ll get out of the herbs). Reduce the water by half.
  3. Sift out the herbs from the water by using a French press or cheese cloth.
  4. Pour into a jar and let it cool until warm.
  5. Add the honey and stir.
  6. Take 1-2 tablespoons 2-3 times a day at the first sign of a cold or flu and continue taking as needed.