Honey Herb Cough Mixture

The season of scratchy and sore throats calls for a gentle and natural remedy. Using four simple everyday ingredients, this mixture will help soothe those winter ails.

Honey Herb Cough Mixture



  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 lemon (thinly sliced)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 handfuls of fresh thyme


  • Place the lemon and some of the fresh thyme in a large jar (500ml) and cover with the honey. The honey will draw out the lemon juice, and mixture will become quite thin.
  • Cover the rest of the thyme with water in a saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer. Simmer until the liquid has reduce by half.
  • Allow to cool and strain the thyme. Add the cooled liquid with the honey and lemon in the jar. Stir well to combine.
  • Store the refrigerator for no more than 3 weeks.
To use
  • When needed, shake well and take one teaspoon of the mixture.


*This honey recipe does not constitute medical advice, please consult your doctor or healthcare professional.


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