Honey-Ginger Cough Syrup

lemon, ginger and a glass jar of honey on a wooden table

Like many households, we are passing around various winter bugs with their share of fevers, aches, sniffles, sneezes and coughs.

The recipe for getting better in our house is lots of homemade, pasture-raised chicken broth, Netflix videos, and one or two of my favorite homemade cold remedies. This homemade honey ginger throat salve is simple and fast to make, and delivers quick soothing to coughs, and sore and scratchy throats.

In a study comparing honey, dextromethorphan, and no treatment, honey was found to be a superior and preferable treatment for the cough and sleep difficulty associated with childhood upper respiratory tract infection.

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  • 1 2-inch knob fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey (Do not give honey to infants under the age of 1.)
  • Peel, then finely grate ginger into a small bowl.

  • Squeeze grated ginger through a fine mesh sieve (or just use your fingers) to release about 1 teaspoon of juice. Discard pulp.

  • Mix the teaspoon of fresh ginger juice thoroughly into the tablespoon of honey.

  • Take the syrup right away, swallowing slowly and deliberately. 

  • Take 2-3 times a day, as needed to soothe sore throat and dry coughing.

Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 17g

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