By Eddy − On Monday, January 13, 2020, 4 years ago in Drink Recipes

Grandma's Homemade Cough Syrup Recipe

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Grandma's Homemade Cough Syrup Recipe

This homemade cough syrup made with lemon and honey (xarope caseiro para a tosse) is very easy and quick to make.

Preparation time 5 min
Cooking Time 10 min
Ready In 15 min
Level of DifficultyVery Easy


7 tablespoons of honey7 tablespoons of brown sugarJuice of 3 lemons
7 tablespoons of honey7 tablespoons of brown sugarJuice of 3 lemons
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  1. Put everything in a pan and cook for a few minutes, stirring constantly until slightly thickened.
  2. Remove from the heat and let it cool.
  3. Place in a sterile, tightly closed jar.

Adults: 1 tablespoon 3 to 5 times daily
Children: 1 teaspoon 3 to 5 times a day

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Dawn Wilson
Dawn Wilson
Definitely going to try this. Haven’t been able to get rid of the Covid cough
1 year ago, Saturday, November 19, 2022
Give it a try Dawn, I also just recovered from covid but no cough. I hope this helps, good luck and get well soon.
1 year ago, Saturday, November 19, 2022
Add some whiskey and you're all set.
1 year ago, Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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