This home remedy for cough and sore throat is a syrup made from an herbal tea. The tea is then turned into a syrup. Easy to prepare at home, though it does involve cooking and reducing the herbal, medicinal tea. If this is too much work, Gaia Herbs also makes two different excellent cough formulas for children, one for wet cough and one for dry cough. We also offer a simpler home remedy for cough in syrup form, but it is just for cough, not for sour throat.
First make a batch of dried herb mixture shown below, which makes between three and four batches of the syrup. It’s easiest to make the full amount of the mix and use it as you need it to make more syrup. No need to refrigerate the herb mix. Just store in an air-tight glass jar (such as a mason jar) away from direct light in a cool storage area.
This will last for several weeks to months if refrigerated. Take 1 to 2 tsp every hour throughout the day, or whenever cough is coming on. Look out for the taste. But what an effective remedy! It works!
Thanks to Dr. Mary Bove, the famous herbalist. This recipe was probably from her book An Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants.