Monday, August 13, 2012

Homemade Cough Medcine

¼ t. Cayenne
¼ t. Ginger
1 T. Cider Vinegar (an organic one, like Bragg’s, is preferred.)
2 T. Water
1 T. Honey (use a locally produced raw honey, if possible.)

Dissolve cayenne and ginger in cider vinegar and water. Add honey and shake well. Take 1 T. as needed for cough. 


  1. Thanks for the recipe. I will need to try it next time the family has a cough. Linked to this on facebook!

  2. Do you know how long this will keep for?

  3. Have you tried fresh pine needles layers with sugar in a jar- cap and put in sunny window till sugar dissolves (about 1 month) shaken daily. Filter needles out and store in fridge for up to 6 months. Pine Tar Cough syrup otherwise know as turpinehydrate. Old recipe from grandma. She also added lemon and honey. I add a Vitamin e cap liquid only as a preservative. P.S. spring needles are best when trees wake up after winter - their sap is running quite good then.