Honey Thyme Cough Syrup

Soothe irritated throats with this all-natural thyme cough syrup.

| May/June 2015

  • Thyme is approved by the German government to treat coughs and respiratory infections.
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Thyme has been used for years to help soothe irritated throats and halt coughing. It’s quick and easy to make your own all-natural thyme cough syrup.

Honey Thyme Cough Syrup

Ingredients:

• 1 cup water
• 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves (or 2 teaspoons dried)
• 1⁄2 cup raw, unpasteurized honey

Instructions:



In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat, add thyme and cover with a lid. Allow to sit for 15 to 20 minutes or longer. Strain. Whisk in honey until combined. Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 months. Makes about 1-1⁄2 cups.

Learn more about thyme in All About Thyme.



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