Please note, this herbal cough syrup is not my own recipe. I’ve borrowed the following from Natural Living Ideas which is a fantastic SOURCE for further reading on kitchen remedies.
Herbal Cough Syrup
Herbal cough syrup is kinder than the cough syrups from the chemist, which are full of synthetic chemicals and often come with warnings of drowsiness or other potential side effects. But you can make a cough remedy with natural ingredients that’s just as effective as, or even better than, the commercial version, and you know exactly what goes into it.
The potent ingredients of this 100% herbal syrup are thyme and peppermint that act as decongestants and licorice and mullein that bring in anti-inflammatory effect. Steep two teaspoons of each herb for thirty minutes in a cup of boiling water. Strain the infusion and mix in half cup of raw honey when cold. Fill into a glass bottle and refrigerate. Take one teaspoon of this cough syrup whenever you feel a tickling in your throat.