Honey Lemon Cough Syrup Recipe with Thyme| a Natural Solution

A natural cough syrup is as simple as this honey lemon thyme syrup recipe. Nothing will sooth your cough and throat better than this quick garden recipe.

Homemade honey lemon cough syrup jarred in a Weck jar.

It is that time of the year when an itchy, sore throat is common. Especially around my household. Luckily for us, soothing such discomfort is quite easy.

This concoction is made with three basic ingredients and can be consumed with tea, hot water, or consumed as it. Since this cough and sore throat soother is made with natural ingredients, feel free to consume as much of it as needed, as often as needed.

A Garden Recipe | Honey, Lemon, Thyme Syrup

The three ingredients within this concoction contain incredible soothing/healing qualities for not only a cough, but also a sore throat:

  • Honey – It is an antibacterial and known to fight infections. In addition to this it is also an antiseptic and can speed recovery. More importantly it works as an anti-inflammatory, making it ideal for sore and swollen tonsils.
  • Lemon – This citrus fruit is rich in vitamin C, which can help to boost the immune system. Lemon juice can help break down the mucus build up within the throat and chest. It also works to get rid of the germs and microbes which cause infections in the respiratory tract.
  • Thyme – This medicinal herb is used to relax the muscles caused from coughing as well as, reduces inflammation in the airwaves. Thyme also has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties.
Slicing lemons to make a natural cough syrup.

The combination of these three natural items create a powerhouse throat and cough soother.

Lemon Recipes

In addition this natural cough syrup, try your hand at making a few of these lemon recipes.

Citrus in an incredible fruit to work with. Not only can be peels be used to make lemon extract but also to make marmalade and candy.

Honey Lemon Cough Syrup Recipe

Prior to beginning, make sure to remove the waxy coating from the lemons. The wax used to preserve fruits such as lemons is consumable. However, it can hinder the potency of the honey lemon cough syrup.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw honey, store bought honey will do
  • 1 lemon chopped, cut into wedges, or sliced into coins
  • handful of fresh garden thyme, or organic dried thyme

Equipment

Instructions

  1. Layer the thyme and lemon into the mason jar and cover with honey. Make sure the lemon is completely submerged under the honey.
  2. Remove any bubbles from within the jar using an air bubble remover or butter knife.
  3. Place the honey, lemon, thyme syrup in the refrigerator. The honey will naturally draw the liquid from the lemons creating a water-like texture.

Notes

Prior to use, shake the bottle well, use a spoonful as needed. This mixture will keep well for up to 1 month in the refrigerator. Once the cough or sore throat has passed, use the homemade cough syrup to flavor tea.

An eucalyptus and thyme cough syrup is another excellent recipe to sooth a cough.

Thyme Tea Recipe

  1. Bring 2 cups of water and a handful of fresh or dried thyme leaves to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and allow the mixture to simmer until the liquid has reduced to half.
  3. Pour the thyme tea into a mug, add the honey lemon syrup and consume once the tea cools slightly.
Mason jar filled with a natural cough syrup made of honey, lemon, thyme.

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Honey Lemon Cough Syrup Recipe

A natural cough syrup is as simple as this honey lemon thyme syrup recipe. Nothing will sooth your cough and throat better than this quick garden recipe.

Equipment

  • pint size mason jar, swing top jar, or Weck canning jars

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw honey store bought honey will do
  • 1 lemon chopped cut into wedges, or sliced into coins
  • handful of fresh garden thyme or organic dried thyme

Instructions

  • Layer the thyme and lemon into the mason jar and cover with honey. Make sure the lemon is completely submerged under the honey.
  • Remove any bubbles from within the jar using an air bubble remover or butter knife.
  • Place the honey, lemon, thyme syrup in the refrigerator. The honey will naturally draw the liquid from the lemons creating a water-like texture.

Notes

Prior to use, shake the bottle well, use a spoonful as needed. This mixture will keep well for up to 1 month in the refrigerator. Once the cough or sore throat has passed, use the homemade cough syrup to flavor tea.
Thyme Tea
  1. Bring 2 cups of water and a handful of fresh or dried thyme leaves to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and allow the mixture to simmer until the liquid has reduced to half.
  3. Pour the thyme tea into a mug, add the honey lemon syrup and consume once the tea cools slightly.

This concoction is made with the intention to sooth a cough and sore throat. However, you may find yourself enjoying it with your morning cup of Earl Grey tea.

Pinerest image for the honey lemon thyme syrup.
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