Elderberry Cough Syrup Recipe

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Boost your respiratory health this winter with herbal cough syrup.


  • Elderberry syrup
  • Anise seed tincture
  • Echinacea glycerite
  • Catnip tincture


  • Give 1⁄2 teaspoon to kids and 1 teaspoon to adults 4 to 6 times a day. Continue for up to a week. If there’s a tendency for recurrent coughs, stay on it for several weeks. Find more recipes using immune-boosting foods in 14 Foods That Fight Illness.
    Aviva Romm is a Yale-trained physician specializing in integrative medicine for women and children, a midwife, herbalist and author. Follow her on her website or Facebook.

Elderberry is a respiratory immune tonic. Anise is a respiratory antispasmodic. Echinacea prevents recurrence of coughs, and catnip is relaxing. Mix equal parts of the following, all available at health-food stores:

Elderberry Cough Syrup Recipe

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