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How To Make A Delicious, Chocolate Herbal Cough Syrup

How To Make A Delicious, Chocolate Herbal Cough Syrup | Growing Up Herbal | If your kid is coughing, this chocolate herbal cough syrup is just what Dr. Mom ordered! Plus, your kids will love it!

A couple weeks ago, Isaiah, my 2-year-old, came down with a nasty cough and a low-grade fever so off I went, searching for natural remedies to help his body heal itself and to ease his symptoms so he could feel better… fast!

I started at my go-to spot. A private Facebook group I’m a part of. I love it. It’s a great place where we ladies get to know each other, goof off, encourage each other in lots of different areas, and at the same time get great advice and suggestions on health topics.

A conversation happened to be going on about little ones and congestion so I jumped in looking for help soothing a cough. There were tons of great comments, but one in particular stood out to me.

My friend Joan, said she gave her kids cacao powder and honey when they had a cough. I’d never heard about using cacao powder for a cough, but she said it was mainly for the flavoring and it got her kids to take it. It just so happens to be good for coughs too. Win – win!

From there I went on to search for other things that were supposed to be great for coughs, but first… I needed to know what kind of cough I was dealing with because the treatment would be different for each one.

After I figured out what kind of cough my kiddo had, I was off to research cough remedies and see what ingredients I needed to have on hand to make what I needed.

When it came down to making things for his cough, I opted for a doozy of a cough syrup that combined lots of the anti-cough goodies I’d learned about. I also tried some other recipes I came across online to help with coughs as well, but this was, hands-down, Isaiah’s favorite!

How To Make A Delicious, Chocolate Herbal Cough Syrup | Growing Up Herbal | If your kid is coughing, this chocolate herbal cough syrup is just what Dr. Mom ordered! Plus, your kids will love it!

How To Make Chocolate Herbal Cough Syrup

This cough syrup is… #1 delicious… and #2 full of all-natural goodies known to help with coughs. Your kids will love it and you will too!

Ingredients:

How To Make A Delicious, Chocolate Herbal Cough Syrup | Growing Up Herbal | If your kid is coughing, this chocolate herbal cough syrup is just what Dr. Mom ordered! Plus, your kids will love it!

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients in jar. Mix until well blended.
  2. Taste and see if it needs a little extra of anything. Add more honey for more sweetness or to thin your syrup… add more cocoa for more chocolate flavor or to thicken it.

To Use:

I give one teaspoon every 1-2 hours as needed.

*Not for children under 1 year

Enjoy!

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13 thoughts on “How To Make A Delicious, Chocolate Herbal Cough Syrup”

  1. Pingback: How To Make A Delicious, Chocolate Herbal Cough Syrup | Herbs and Oils Hub

  2. HI! Just found your website LOVE IT!!! My two little boys, 4 and 1 have come down with a cold and some nasty coughs… How do you make the Resp-I-Care Herbal Cough Syrup? We have been giving them homemade elderberry syrup and honey/cinnamon. But I think I might need something a little different for the 1 year old. He has the barking cough, he had croup several months ago and I guess because of that he tends to get that type of cough now. Thanks so much!

    1. I get asked this question A LOT! I seriously need to do a tutorial on it. All it is is a glycerin tincture that’s made using Food Grade Vegetable Glycerin, Water, Organic Wild Cherry Bark, Organic Licorice Root, Organic Lobelia Leaf, Organic Mullein Leaf, Organic Goldenseal Leaf, Organic Marshmallow Root, Organic Yarrow Leaf, Orgainc Chickweed Leaf – I’ve linked to where you can get those herbs. You can follow the directions on how to make a glycerin tincture using equal parts of these herbs. Hope that helps you!!

    1. Yes and no, Taylor. There’s very little water content in this syrup (a small amount from the lemon juice and the tincture), but the amount of alcohol from the tincture should preserve it pretty well. However, there is some water in it so there is a chance that bacteria can grow. It’s not likely, but there is a chance. If you wanna make a good bit of it and keep it to use when you need it, putting it in the fridge is your best bet. If you wanna make some and use it quickly, then it should be fine left at room temp.

    1. This tincture uses expectorant herbs to encourage the removal of mucous from the lungs. I’ve linked to the product within the post. I get it on Amazon, but you can also get it in a health food store that carries Herb Pharm products. As far as I can tell, the herbs in this tincture are okay for children, but keep in mind they are strong so you’ll want to make sure you don’t overdo it. I’d recommend starting with 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon for each dose on a 16 month old and seeing how they do with that. Hope that helps!

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