It's been a crazy and exceptionally stressful week, and I neglected taking my Fire Cider for several days. So, wouldn't you know it, I woke up this morning with a cough. My first thought was I needed to make some of our DIY Kitchen Cough Syrup! Then, I remembered that I didn't have any honey because I used the last of it to make Osha Honey, and I didn't have any apple cider vinegar because I used it to make Fire Cider.
After a moment of panic, it occurred to me that Fire Cider IS apple cider vinegar infused with all kinds of cold-busting, immune-boosting goodness, and duh, Osha Honey IS honey infused with antibacterial, antiviral, immune-boosting goodness!!
This is an elevated take on our original cough syrup, which you can find the recipe for at the link above or below. But the best part about this version is all the added healing power the fire cider and osha honey bring to the mix!
A Quick Disclaimer
Just because something is “natural” does not always mean that it is safe for every person. When it comes to herbal medicine, there are many plants that should be avoided when pregnant or nursing, and some that can cause extreme interactions with prescription and over-the-counter medicine. Before using herbal preparations, always do your research, speak to a professional regarding any significant concerns, and never fail to seek medical advice when needed. A severe cough that persists for more than a week can be an indication of a serious illness and should not be ignored.
How to Make Fire Cider Cough Syrup
As long as you have a bottle of Fire Cider on hand, this cough syrup is quick and simple enough to make even if you’re feeling under the weather.
4 Tbls of warm (not hot) water
2 Tbls of Osha Infused Honey, Honey Fermented Garlic, or raw honey
2 Tbls of Fire Cider or organic apple cider vinegar
½ tsp of cayenne pepper
½ tsp of ground ginger
½ tsp of turmeric
½ tsp of cinnamon
Add all of the ingredients to a small sealable glass jar and shake well to mix. That’s it, your cough syrup is ready to use!
What is the Proper Dosage?
This will be up to you. Because there are no additives, drugs, chemicals, or dyes in this recipe, there is also no need to worry about side effects or poor reactions (unless you are allergic to any of the ingredients.) But, a good rule of thumb is to take it in two tsp doses as needed to help stop coughing.
How Long Will My Fire Cider Cough Syrup Last?
Since this is made with basic kitchen staples, it has no preservatives. You can, however, safely store this mixture in the fridge for up to a week. But the good news is that since it is so simple to make, you can easily whip up a batch whenever you need it.
Stay Well, My Friends
I am all about fighting coughs and colds with pantry ingredients. I took two tablespoons of this mix this morning, and my cough is gone, my sinuses are clear, and I'm feeling almost right as rain!
The next time you have a cough before you head to the drug store, take a couple of minutes to make yourself some Fire Cider or Kitchen Cough syrup and see if you can’t treat that cough the natural way. What is your favorite natural remedy? Tell us all about it in the comments below, and if you try out this simple cough syrup, tell us all about it! And, as always, until next time,