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herbal cough syrup for children
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Homemade Herbal Cough Syrup for Children

This homemade herbal cough syrup is a very powerful and effective but natural remedy for your children’s cough.
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Prep Time:8 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:18 mins


  • Measuring cup, small sauce pot, fine mesh strainer, pretty jar or bottle


  • 1 small onion (about 3 oz or 100g)
  • 1 TBSP fresh thyme, chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 1 TBSP fresh sage, chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 3 oz sugar or 100 g (I prefer coconut palm sugar but any works)
  • 1 cup water or 250 ml


  • Finely chop the thyme and the sage or measure if using dried herbs. Add to a small sauce pot.
  • Finely chop the onion and add to the pot with the herbs.
  • Measure and add the sugar to the pot.
  • Measure and add the water to the pot.
  • Bring this mixture to a boil and gently simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Put this mixture through a fine mesh strainer. Fill into a pretty jar or bottle.
  • Dosage: for children less than 3 years, give 1-2 tsp 3x daily and for children 3 years and up, give 1 TBSP 3x daily.
  • Always use your own guidance and consult a qualified medical professional.
    Homemade herbal cough syrup
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cough syrup
Servings: 1 bottle
Calories: 12kcal
Author: Our Gabled Home
Cost: $6