Herbal Cough Syrup


¼ cup elecampane root

¼ cup echinacea root

¼ cup wild cherry bark

¼ cup grindelia

2 tsp orange peel

1 tsp licorice root

2 sprigs of fresh Rosemary

2 tbs of fresh thyme

½ cup marshmallow root

½ cup mullein leaf

4 cups cold water

2 cups honey

1 cup vodka, brandy or cane alcohol (optional to increase shelf life)


  1. Combine elecampane, echinacea, wild cherry bark, grindelia, orange peel and licorice with cold water in an uncovered pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and allow herbs to simmer 30 to 40 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and add in marshmallow and mullein
  4. Let steep 1 hour.
  5. Strain herbs using a cheese cloth or fine wire mesh strainer pressing out all liquid (careful, liquid will likely still be hot!). Discard used herbs in compost.
  6. Once liquid has cooled to just above room temperature, add honey and stir to incorporate.
  7. If using vodka, brandy or cane alcohol, add here and stir until well combined.
  8. Bottle in sterilized glass and refrigerate.

For acute support take 1 T up to 3x daily.


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