My daughter is just getting over a cold this week and I mixed up a great cough syrup that has really helped her. I almost always make my own cough syrups for my kids because they are so easy and seem to work well with no harmful drugs that can be hard on their liver. My daughter had whooping cough almost a year ago so her lungs are still healing from the damage that is caused by that horrible disease. I think I would have given her vaccines earlier like I did with my son if I could do it all over again. I planned on giving hers at 2 years but when she was 2 she kept getting colds which eventually turned into whooping cough so I didn’t get the chance to give hers until after she had already been sick. Thank goodness none of us got whooping cough because it was horrible listening to her uncontrollable coughing fits, wheezing, and vomiting for about 4 months straight . Unfortunately we all had to take antibiotics so we were not spreading the infection (my body is still recovering from those almost a year later).
Summer cough syrup
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey (or just use stevia if under 1 year)
pinch of turmeric powder
1/2-1 tablespoon peppermint extract
1/2 tablespoon rose water
1 tablespoon water ( or more lemon juice)
a few drops stevia extract
* I am not one that likes to measure things but this is about what I use to make this. You can always taste it as you make it to judge if it has too much or not enough of something. ( So your kids will like taking it like mine do)
* I just use a glass dropper bottle from my empty stevia bottle ( you can pick these up at health food stores or purchase online) and I give about 1/2 of a dropper-1 dropper full to my 3 year old.
* Disclaimer* I am not a medical doctor-everything on my site is based off of my own opinions and is in no way a substitute for professional medical advice.
This is also seen at this farm blog hop: http://myhealthygreenfamily.com/blog/wordpress/from-the-farm-blog-hop-42-is-live/ and here http://frugallysustainable.com/2013/07/frugal-days-sustainable-ways-83/