This morning Lily woke up with a bad cough. So off we went to our local health food store to pick up a few things to make cough medicine and to stock up for what sounds like may be a rough cold season. We have been making this cough remedy for years and I think it works great! It works far better than anything else I've tried so far. We also use Elderberry Extract with this remedy.
|Begin by bringing your water to a boil. As you are waiting, gather your fresh thyme and your dried thyme. You may want to get the leaves off the stocks of thyme but I never do because it's all going into the pot anyway.|
|Gently smash them with your mortar and pestle just until you can start to smell the thyme. (My favorite part)|
|As soon as the water is boiling you can ass your thyme. Then remove the pot from heat and put a lid on it until its cool. This will take a half hour or so.You can add your honey here if you want or wait until after the next step.|
|Strain out the mixture through a wire strainer and add your honey if you haven't already added it in.|
|Take a few tbsp. every hour. I promise you, you will notice a huge difference in your cough. ( If you even have one after that!) You can store it in the refrigerator and it will keep for months!|
|Drink it down. Don't worry it isn't that bad. See! We even have Lil's approval!|
|Now I'm off to care for my sweet little Lily. Tell me what you think of this recipe.|