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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cough Syrup

My poor babies are sick :( In a moment of desperation, I started throwing all the things I had on hand that I could remember as being cold remedies in my sleep-deprived state into a pot. IT WORKED!!!

2 cups filtered water
2 T grated fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic
1/8 t cayenne pepper

Simmer the above 20 minutes together. Strain into a jar or bottle. Cool.


1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 honey (more or less to taste)

Mix well. Use a couple tablespoons (or a shot glass full) every few hours.


Shannon said...

I'm going to print that out! Thanks!

When the kids got sick...two weeks ago...I used Vicks VapoRub! It's the only thing that worked! I tried almost every cough syrup the pharmacy had! It also helped with their nose! It didn't taste bad either. :D

Michaela Dunn Leeper said...

We tried the vicks, too, but it was only lasting about 15-30 mins :( Even tried it on the feet, which usually works a little better.