Natural and Thrifty in 365: #298 Homemade Herbal Cold & Cough Syrup

My family always seems to pick up some sort of summer cold.  There’s just something about summer that makes a sickness more miserable.  This year I’m going to be prepared with a homemade solution.

If you like the idea of treating sickness with herbs instead of synthetic chemicals, you’ll want to check out this recipe for homemade herbal cold and cough syrup.  The recipe lasts for 3 months in the fridge, but you can add brandy to increase the shelf life to 6 months and help soothe the coughing even more.

Use local honey, if you can, and consider purchasing the other ingredients from Mountain Rose Herbs.

You might also be interested in these additional cold-fighting tips, including gargles and throat sprays.

Photo courtesy of Frugally Sustainable.

Natural & Thrifty in 365 is a year-long series of 365 tips for living more green, natural and healthy while saving money. Do you have a natural and thrifty tip that you would like to share with The Thrifty Mama readers? Submit your awesome idea here. You just might get featured as one of the 365 tips!

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