Licorice For Coughs
This historical root has been used for centuries as a breath freshener, a sweet treat, and a key ingredient in cough syrups. Countless generations have used licorice root to help relieve coughs and other respiratory symptoms. It contains several active compounds, including glycyrrhizin, which has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
The most effective home remedy with licorice is to pair it with other items on this list, namely honey and thyme. Put 2 tablespoons licorice root in a pot or saucepan with water and allow to slowly boil for 20 minutes. Once the water is infused, remove from the heat and add 2 tablespoons of thyme to the mixture, and allow to boil again for 20 minutes. Then strain and move the mixture to a clean pan, adding 1 cup of honey and allowing it to simmer but not boil. Now you have a tasty cough syrup!