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I have never been a fan of buying cough medicine from the store; too many ingredients on the labels I can’t pronounce and none of it actually helps you fight the cold, it just suppresses the symptoms. There is no need to run to the store for cough medicine when you can make your own at home! This recipe includes ingredients that will not only treat a terrible sore throat or cough, but all of the ingredients are known to help boost your immune system and they will help you fight the virus that gave you the cough in the first place.

My husband likes to call me a witch doctor, but I swear by this stuff. This recipe can be taken night or day and you will have no sleepiness or jitters like you would from other cold medicines. All of the ingredients will probably be right inside your kitchen pantry, so no need to run to the store. Give it a try the next time someone in your family comes down with a cough, you won’t be sorry!


  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp water


Step 1. Mix all ingredients into a small bowl and stir until well combined.

Step 2. Use a medicine dropper to measure out 1 tbsp for treatment. Save the rest and take as needed every couple of hours to relieve and treat your systems.

*Please note, this recipe SHOULD NOT be used on infants under the age of 1 year old due to an increased risk of botulism which could lead to serious injury or possible death.  You should also always consult your doctor first before treating you or your children with any home based remedy.