Friday, February 16, 2007

An herbal cough syrup for kids (and grown ups)

Whipped this up yesterday morning in response to the wet, hacking coughs of my wonderful twin daughters. I just use pinches of each herb, so adjust to suit your tastes and needs:

- Make a tea with Marshmallow Root, Mullein, Rose Hips, Licorice, Echinacea, and Slippery Elm

- Then take two cups of the tea and boil it down with a mixture of sugar and/or honey (I added some molasses too for extra texture). Toss some garlic in towards the end. Stop when you've reached the desired consistency.

Voila! Homemade cough syrup that kicks ass. Careful though, it tends to wind my girls up a bit with the sweetness.

1 comment:

Erik Davis said...

Excellent! Thanks for this. My own kids have had the flu for the last week, so now that it's just settling down into a hacking cough and congestion, I can try this. They've been eating a lot of dry toast lately, however, and I saw this which made me think of you.