Homemade Thyme Cough Syrup

My first instinct is to turn to a herbal remedy… to much junk in commercial medicine. Besides which, there is not cough medicine out there for babies under 2. So, I made some Thyme Cough Syrup and it gave our baby the relief he needed to get a few hours of uninterrupted sleep.

Thyme Cough Syrup
2 cups boiling water
1 T dried thyme
1 C honey (I used organic)
bottle to store (I used the honey bottle)

Put thyme in tea ball. If you don’t have a tea ball, you can make your own by bundling up the thyme in a coffee filter and closing it with a twist-tie.

Pour boiling water over thyme in a measuring cup.

Leave the thyme in the water until the water cools to room temperature.

Remove the thyme from the water and discard.

Stir in honey.

Pour into storage container and keep in the refrigerator.

To use: Shake well before using. Take one tablespoon several times a day for colds, coughs, and sore throat.

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