Thyme Cough Syrup

Thyme is excellent for coughs, and this syrup combines the benefits of thyme, honey and molasses.  I find commercial syrups contain so much sugar that they make the cough even worse, which doesn’t happen with honey.  This syrup can be taken 1-2 tsp 3 times a day, or add it to warmed water and sip it over a longer period of time.

Thyme Cough Syrup

Thyme is an excellent treatment for coughs as it an expectorant and helps to expel mucus, as well as being anti-microbial, antiseptic and anti-spasmodic. Honey is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial, and a common ingredient in cough medicines. Molasses is naturally rich in antioxidants, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and vitamin B6.
Prep Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Fresh common thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
  • 1 cup Honey, non radiated
  • 1/4 cup Molasses

Instructions

  • Boil the water in a small pot
  • Turn off the heat and add the thyme.
  • Cover with a tightly fitting lid and leave for 20 minutes
  • Strain and add the honey and molasses
  • If the honey is crystalized, stand the jar in a bowl of hot water so it melts
  • Pour into a clean glass bottle
  • Take 1-2 tsp 3 times a day
  • It can also be diluted in a cup of water and sipped.
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