Homemade Cough Syrup

Homemade Cough Syrup

This spiced homemade cough syrup remedy has incredibly properties: powerful enough to tackle a persistent cough and soothing to painfully sore throat. 

Made with items found in nearly every pantry, this is a very simple recipe that will save you money and the trip to the pharmacy! 

Whilst the spice from cayenne pepper seems daunting, it is a very pleasant sensation and works incredibly well. Don’t be put off and try it! You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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Ingredients & Equipment​

30ml high quality apple cider vinegar 
30ml water
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


Place all the ingredients in a small sterilised jar and shake to combine.
We advise using a 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon rather than estimating the cayenne pepper and ginger.

Shake well each time, before using. The spices will not dissolve into the liquid. It will not be a thick syrup, it should remain watery.

With no pharmaceutical medicines in the recipe, you can take this remedy as required throughout the day.
Not a fan of the cayenne pepper? Try adding fresh pineapple juice instead of the water in the recipe to ease the spice. 


Leave at room temperature for a few days or place in the refrigerator for longer storage.

We advise making small and frequent quantities as required.

Safety Precautions

Do not attempt this recipe if you have allergies to any of the ingredients. Cease use immediately and seek medical advice should you experience any ill side effects of this recipe.