The temperature is slowly starting to drop, which means that most kids will soon develop the dreaded annual cold. Apparently it’s going around everywhere—the sore throat, coughing, and sneezing. Luckily there’s a recipe for a homemade cough remedy from Good Food Matters! It not only helps to control the cough, but soothes the throat as well.  Sometimes it’s very difficult to get little ones to swallow cough medicine because of the taste, but this sweet concoction is easy for them to handle. Try this recipe the next time you and your family are hit with a nasty cold! And check out these other natural ways to fight off cold and flu bugs!

  •  1/4 teaspoon Cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoon Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey


Dissolve cayenne and ginger in cider vinegar and water. Add honey and shake well. Take 1 tablespoon as needed for cough. Note: this doesn’t dissolve perfectly. Always shake well before using.

Also, make sure that you don’t give honey to a child younger than twelve months, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.