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Homemade Cough Remedy Recipe

In an ideal world, fresh turmeric, ginger, garlic and thyme with Manuka honey would be used, but if that’s not in hand's reach, then powders, dried herbs and any honey can be used instead.

Manuka honey holds its own unique antibiotic qualities. The higher the ‘active’ or ‘MGO’, the more bacterial/infection fighting properties it holds. These active ingredients are killed in heat, so keep it under 35 degrees - sadly that means no hot toddies!

This is safe for children to take over the age of 1. The cayenne pepper has an analgesic effect on the nerves in the back of throat so brings about a numbing, soothing sensation!

Ideal Ingredients:

  • 4tbs of Active or MGO 50+ Manuka Honey

  • 1 tbs Apple Cider Vinegar (label must state ‘with the mother’ to bring prebiotic qualities to the table)

  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)

  • Juice of one lemon

  • Thumbnail size of turmeric (or 1/3 tsp turmeric powder)

  • Thumbnail size of ginger (or 1/3 tsp ginger powder)

  • 2 small sprigs of thyme

  • A pinch of cayenne pepper


Combine all ingredients in a bowl, using the honey as a base. Put in a jar and leave in the fridge for up to 2-3 weeks. The longer the fresh ingredients spend combining, the better.

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