D.I.Y. Natural Honey-Lemon Cough Syrup Recipe

Cold and flu season isn’t over yet – but you can fight symptoms such as coughs with natural home remedies like this DIY honey-lemon cough syrup. Try it for yourself and see!

Store-bought cough syrups are filled with artificial colors, flavorings, and sweeteners. However, it’s easy to make your own cough syrup remedy at home – without all the extra and potentially not-so-healthy ingredients. In fact, some studies show that this recipe is just as effective as name-brand commercial cough syrups – but it’s simple and easy to prepare in your own kitchen with just a few safe and natural ingredients!

Check out the recipe below from ThriveMarket.com:

Honey-Lemon Cough Syrup

Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


1 cup raw honey
¼ to ½ cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons fresh sage


  • Simmer honey, lemon juice, and sage over medium heat.
  • Remove from heat, cover, and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Strain through a sieve into a small jar with a lid.
  • Let cool and store in refrigerator up to one month.
  • Drink 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time to relieve coughs, as symptoms persist—since the concoction consists of whole foods, you can generally have as much as you want without side effects.


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