This homemade remedy was featured on our show with Dr. Tierona Low Dog, author of the book Healthy at Home, which contains lots of excellent home remedies. She is a well-known physician in the field of integrative medicine.
Thyme Cough Syrup
Makes 1 cup (250mL)
2-4 tablespoons fresh thyme or 1-2 tablespoons dried
1 teaspoon lemon juice, or more to taste
1 cup filtered water
1/4 cup honey, preferably raw and local OR 1/4 cup maple syrup for a child under 12 months of age
Directions: Pour near‐boiling water over thyme and steep, covered, for 10‐15 minutes. Strain. Add honey and lemon juice. Refrigerate for up to 1 week. For children: take 1 to 2 teaspoons every 2 to 3 hours, as needed. Teens and adults can take 1 to 2 tablespoons every 2 to 3 hours, as needed.