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Homemade cough syrup - Dr. Axe

Homemade Cough Syrup

  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x


Try this homemade cough syrup recipe, which features raw honey, lemon juice and herbs that can help soothe the throat, boost the immune system and settle a cough.


  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1½ tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • ¼ teaspoon ground garlic (or 3 cloves, finely chopped)
  • 1¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • small glass jar


  1. Add all the ingredients to the jar.
  2. Put cap on jar and shake contents thoroughly. (And do so before each time you consume.)
  3. Consume one-third of mixture (just over 1 tablespoon) for each serving.
  4. Place in refrigerator. (Let it sit out for around 10 minutes for each future use.)


Still have a cough on day 2? Make another batch!

  • Prep Time: 5 min

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