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A natural DIY remedy for coughs

As the weather changes, flu spreads among children as well as the adults. It spreads even more when students return back to school.

The worst symptoms of flu often clear up in the first few days. However, the cough can continue for weeks. Instead of consuming bottles of medicine to treat the cough, many prefer to take natural remedies, which can clear up the problem quickly and effectively.

Moreover, the well-known natural ingredients in home remedies mean less worry when treating children. After all, many parents are concerned about the undiscovered side-effects of some medicines sold through pharmacies.

One natural home remedy for coughs has been provided by the Top 10 Home Remedies website, along with a list of common and easily purchased ingredients.


Raw honey
Two lemons
A grater or zester


1. Peel a piece of ginger root and cut it into slices.

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2. Zest two fresh lemons and keep them to one side.

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3. Pour one cup of water into a saucepan.

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4. Add ¼ cup of the ginger slices and 1½ to 2 tablespoons of lemon zest.

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6. Bring the solution to the boil, then let it simmer for five minutes.

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7. Strain the solution and set it aside.

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8. Pour 1 cup of raw honey into a saucepan and heat it over low heat, but do not let it boil.

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9. Mix in the previously strained ginger solution.

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10. Add the juice extracted from both the lemons.

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11. Keep stirring the mixture over low heat for a few minutes.

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12. Turn off the heat and pour the solution into a jar.

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Your homemade cough syrup is now ready!

DIY cough syrup ginger


  • ½ to 1 teaspoon every 2 hours for children ages 1 to 5 years

  • 1 to 2 teaspoons every 2 hours for children ages 5 to 12 years

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons every 4 hours for adults and children older than 12 years


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