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It’s cold, wet and soggy in our little corner of south London.
And we seem to have been battling sore throats all winter.
Not full on go to bed flu, just background grottiness. I’m starting to think it’s the traffic pollution which has got bad, bad, bad around here! (What’s it like round you?)
But the pollution ain’t going anywhere fast, so we’ve been dosing up on this good old fashioned, totally natural cough mixture you can whip up yourself in no time and keep in the fridge.
This cough mixture really is easy to make and doesn’t have any of the nasties that come with OTC cough medicines for kids. (The American Academy of Pediatrics has warned most are ineffective and unsuitable for kids.)
Natural Cough Mixture Ingredients
All you need is a lemon, runny honey and a bottle of glycerin.
Glycerin’s a brilliant natural remedy for everything from broken nails to hard heels. AND it’s the secret ingredient in those super sized bubbles you see street entertainers blowing! Who knew?
You can get it over the counter at the chemist and on Amazon.
Making Nature Cough Mixture
To make the cough mixture, just squeeze out your lemon and pour the juice into a jar.
Then add equal parts of runny honey and glycerin, i.e. add as much of each as you got juice out of your lemon. And mix it all up.
And there you go! Instant sore throat relief.
It will keep in the fridge, but I tend just to make small amounts as we need it.
I do hope it works for you.
Don’t forget to save it for later …
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Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and this post is not medical advice. If you or your family have an unexplained cough or sore throat, you should contact a medical professional.