Laurie of Common Sense Homesteading has collected 12 different home remedies for coughs. These are all-natural remedies and most are suitable for use by both children and adults. As we move into the cold and flu season, this is the opportunity to review remedies like these, make and store several of them and have them ready when you or your family get sick.
Another important consideration is that so many commercial cold remedies contain potent chemicals and drugs that are hard for adults to take and are inappropriate for kids. One of the things that I really like about Laurie’s article is that she provides short recipes and helpful links.
For example, one of the remedies she suggests is Elderberry Syrup. Elderberries contain antioxidants, boost the immune system and are perfect for treating colds, the flu and bacterial infections. Laurie’s son has a sensitive stomach, but could tolerate elderberry syrup when he had a cough. She provides a link to recipes for:
- Elderberry Syrup with Lemon and Cloves
- Elderberry Syrup with Honey and Cinnamon (My preferred Elderberry Syrup recipe)
I was also filled with nostalgia when I read her home remedy for dry coughs: Hot Milk and Butter. This is the remedy my Mom used when we were little! Both of my Grandmothers gave this remedy to their children when they had coughs. And I use it to this day in my home.
This is a such a terrific article with so many wonderful and natural cough remedies. To see all of the them, visit the 12 Home Remedies and Recipes for Coughs link below.