Sunflower Cough Syrup

Sunflower seedsSunflowers are an excellent remedy for dry coughs and for soothing asthma attacks. If you are an asthmatic, eat a handful of seeds each day. They are useful to give to children or adults and, if the asthma is triggered by stress – keep a few on hand for a soothing snack.

If you have asthmatics in the family, or it is flu and cough season, make a bottle of this syrup. I find it only keeps for about a month so make it as required. I also store it in the fridge which prolongs its life a bit more.


Sunflower Cough Syrup

A wonderful soothing syrup that is safe enough for children. Exceptional for dry coughs and asthma. It doesn't have a long shelf life, so make as needed. It will keep about a month in the fridge
Course medicinal
Keyword Barefoot Life, Herbal remedies, sunflower seeds
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes


  • 1/2 cup Sunflower seeds
  • 2 cups Water
  • 4 Tbsp Brown sugar or molasses


  • Place ½ Cup Sunflower seeds into a pot with 2 cups of water.
  • Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes, or until reduced to half.
  • Strain and add 4 Tablespoons of brown sugar or molasses
  • Stir until dissolved.
  • Bring to the boil and boil fast for 2 minutes
  • Allow to cool, and then pour into a glass bottle
  • Label and store in a cool place.
  • Take 1-2 teaspoons 3 times a day for coughs or asthma
  • Children can also take this syrup, use half the dose.
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