Sunday, February 5, 2017

Homemade Cough Syrup In The Instant Pot 20 mins to make, makes 2 cups


My most recent addition to our natural arsenal is homemade cough syrup -- made with one of my favorite kitchen gadgets, the Instant Pot!
Author: Lindsey Dietz
Recipe type: Household & Health
Serves: 2 cups

Ingredients :

2 cups water
8 sprigs fresh thyme
¼ cup fresh ginger root, finely chopped
1 cup raw honey, preferably local
1 lemon, juiced
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper


1 Put water, thyme, and chopped ginger into the Instant Pot.
2 Press the Saute button.
3 Simmer the herbs in water until reduced by half.
4 Allow to cool until the temperature is warm, not hot, steeping the herbs the entire time.
5 Strain.

6 Discard or compost the thyme and ginger.
7 Return the thyme-ginger tea to the Instant Pot.
8 Whisk in honey, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper, if using.

9 Transfer to an airtight jar or bottle.
10 Syrup will keep in a dark cupboard for 1 week. After that, it should be stored in the refrigerator.
11 Administer a tablespoon as often as necessary to soothe a sore throat and calm a cough.