Home-Made Cough Syrup

Here are a few do-it-yourself cough syrups that come in handy when you feel a sore throat coming on.

Debra’s Famous Cold Remedy

1 cup of raw honey

1 to 2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper

1 to 2 teaspoons of fresh horseradish root


Place honey in a glass jar, add pepper and horseradish, mix well. Can be stored in the refrigerator for a period of time. When using this remedy, only a 1/16 teaspoon dose or just a tiny dot will do. The mixture is very potent and you will feel it start to work immediately. The horseradish clears all congestion, the honey will coat the throat and the red pepper will warm it and stop the hurt. The horseradish root can be changed out for 1/4 cup of garlic or ginger root, and may be used in a tea.

recipes from: “Herbal Folk Medicine, An A to Z Guide” by Thomas Broken Bear Squier