Homemade Cough Syrup with Ginger, Honey and Lemon

1. Peel skin from ginger and cut it into slices.
2. Grate a lemon using a grater.
3. Pour 1 cup of water in a pan.
4. Add ¼ cup of the ginger slices to it.
5. Add 1½ to 2 tablespoons of grated lemon pieces.
6. Allow the solution to a boil and then keep it in simmer for 5 minutes.
7. Strain the solution and set it aside.
8. Pour 1 cup of honey into a small bowl. Keep a bigger bowl on stove filled with water & let it heat(do not let the water boil). Keep the honey bowl in the warm water and just warm the honey. Make sure you do not let the honey boil.
9. Mix it to the strained ginger solution and mix well.
10. Add lemon juice extracted from 2 lemons and mix it well.
11. Keep stirring the mixture over a double boiler for a few minutes.
12. Turn off the heat and pour the solution into a jar.

Homemade cough syrup is ready now.


½ to 1 teaspoon every 2 hours for children ages 1 to 5 years.
1 to 2 teaspoons every 2 hours for children ages 5 to 12 years.
1 to 2 tablespoons every 4 hours for adults and children older than 12 years.

Author: Saranya

I’m HomeMaker and a mother of 1 year old baby girl. I have 6 yrs of IT experience with Accenture and IGATE and currently taken break to take care of my little one. I have an interest towards home made ancient recipes which is very healthy for kids and adults and hence started preparing all those at home and thought of sharing the same with all parents.

3 thoughts on “Homemade Cough Syrup with Ginger, Honey and Lemon”

  1. Hi saranya, i have a doubt in the measurement. You have given 1 cup of water and 1 cup of honey. So, should we have rake equal quantities of these ?

      1. Please check your email or whatsapp for a reply.. Please read all the link and understand then make an informed decision. looking forward see you in our community to learn from each other.

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