DIY Licorice Cough Syrup
  1. Add the licorice root to the water and simmer gently with the lid off for 30 minutes. You want the water to reduce by half, so you'll end up with 2 cups of licorice decoction.Turn off the heat, add the Echinacea, and steep for another 10-15 minutes. Strain the herbs and discard.
  2. Add the licorice-Echinacea infusion to a glass measuring cup to see how many ounces there are. It should be right around 16 ounces, or 2 cups.
  3. Add the liquid to the saucepan and add an equal amount of organic sweetener to the saucepan. So if you had exactly 2 cups of liquid, then add 2 cups of sweetener.
  4. Heat the mixture to a rolling boil and boil for 10 minutes to reduce. The dosage recommendations given here are based off of a final yield of 1.5 cups of syrup.
  5. Bottle and store in the fridge for up to 2 months.
  1. one-fourth tsp 3 times daily for toddlers
  2. one half to one tsp 3 times daily for children
  3. one and one-fourth tsp 3 times daily for adults
  4. Do not take for longer than 2 weeks.
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