Homemade Thyme Cough Syrup

Gluten free, Soy free, Egg free

30+ Tbsp. Cookies
Prep Time:
2 Minutes
Cook Time:
10 - 20 Minutes








1-2 ounces fresh thyme leaves and stems

2+ cups of water (enough to cover thyme in the pan)

Up to 1 cup raw, local honey


1.  Place fresh thyme leaves and stems into a medium sauce pan

2.  Pour enough water to cover the leaves

3.  Note the height of the water on the inside of the pan

4.  Simmer until the water height is reduced by half

5.  Strain and reserve the liquid

6.  Pour the “tea” into glass canning jars

7.  Note height of the tea inside the jar

8.  Add raw honey up to half the amount of tea

9.  Stir


Diet change options:


Currently Noah Post-Flood Diet due to the honey.   


Nutritional Benefits for 1 tablespoon:

Glycemic index 10.  Thyme has strong antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antiviral components. It fights infections causing sore throats.  Honey is also antimicrobial and has a soothing effect on all types of skin tissue. 



This cough syrup not only soothes the cough, it addresses the underlying problem. I would not make this with sugar or sugar substitutes. You want the benefits of the honey. You can reduce the honey or double the ounces of thyme leaves for stronger thyme in the syrup. It stores well for long periods of time in the refrigerator. It also freezes well in a deep freeze. I take 2-3 tablespoons every few hours until the cough is gone.

This is not medical advice. Check with your healthcare provider for what is right for you. 

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