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Old fashioned cough syrup

Discussion in 'Natural Remedies' started by Country homesteader, May 19, 2017.

  1. May 19, 2017
    Country homesteader

    Country homesteader Almost Self-Reliant

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    When my Great-Grandmother was alive and I lived with her. Every time I had a sore throat or a cough she used to fix a homemade cough syrup from honey and a couple other ingredients. I think lemon juice was one and brown sugar was another but I can't remember.
    Does anyone know about homemade cough syrup?
     
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    BarredBuff

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    Not sure on homemade cough syrup, but my aunt fixes me a hot hottie when I am sick with whiskey, honey, and lemon juice. Blend all this together on the stove, and it will perk you up.

    Here is a link for a honey based one I googled. https://www.honey.com/recipes/detail/38/honey-cough-syrup

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. May 19, 2017
    frustratedearthmother

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    Agree with the whiskey hot water, honey, and lemon juice...it'll cure what ails ya!
     
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    Country homesteader

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    Right now the only thing that bothers me is my allergies. I was only asking about the cough syrup just in case someone else on here had a family member that grew up in the early 1900's.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Hey - whiskey might help allergies too, lol. I'll be the guinea pig and letcha know!
     
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    Country homesteader

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    I would try it but I'm not into drinking the strong powerful stuff. I just like Mike's Harder Lemonade, Seagram's Wine Coolers or Smirnoff Ice.
     
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    Mini Horses

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    How kind of you, FEM... :lol:

    I think many use elderberry syrups with decent results. Also, honey & apple cider vinegar, some use a little cayenne in it.
     
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    Britesea

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    I don't know about allergies... but seriously, maybe the alcohol in the whiskey kills the germs in the throat when you have a sore throat?
     
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    lcertuche

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    I read where a study compared honey to cough syrup and plain honey worked as well or (most of the time) better than the cough syrup.
     
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    baymule

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    I was sick a few weeks ago. I took elderberry syrup that I made by simmering dried elderberries, straining them, and added honey. That was for the crud I had. For the cough and sore throat, I took Kahlua. :thumbsup
     
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