This Syrup Will Stop a Cough Dead in its Tracks: Ginger Thyme Cough Syrup
Coughs are divided into two groups: acute and chronic.The first type starts out of the blue and typically lasts for no more than two to three weeks. The latter is the kind of cough we get with a flu, cold, or acute bronchitis and last longer than three weeks.
The most common causes of this type of cough include asthma, allergies, chronic bronchitis, throat disorders,GERD, COPD, and smoking. Even medications like certain drugs for hypertension and allergies can cause chronic cough.
Thyme is a potent and extremely effective disinfectant which can be used both externally and internally to combat an infection. It is undoubtedly one of the best herbal cold remedies, typically used to prevent infections and as rinse to treat oral infections and sore throat.
It is an officially approved cough treatment and a remedy for upper respiratory infections, whooping, cough, and bronchitis. Its leaves are abundant in withcough-suppressant compounds while its flavonoids relax the tracheal and ileal muscles.
Thyme also makes a fine tea for treating chest complaints and coughs and is used in various antifungal remedies. It is packed with antioxidants and has a tonic effect, supporting body functions.
Here’s how to prepare the remedy:
3/4 cup raw local Honey
1 1/2 cups of Water (you might end up adding another 1/2 cup depending upon consistency)
2 handfuls fresh thyme
1 knuckle of ginger minced
Put thyme and ginger in a pot add water bring to a boil and then simmer for 5-10 minutes. Add raw honey gently stir allow the syrup to rest for 30-60 minutes, then strain.
At this point you can choose to store it or take the next step some schools of thought suggest you should not heat honey. Put the filtered syrup back on the heat and bring to a boil remove from heat let cool and then bottle the syrup. Store in fridge.
Dosage: 3-5 tablespoons per day