Liquorice and linseed cough medicine recipes

liquorice and linseed ingredients for traditional cough medicine remedy
Nicholas Culpeper, 17th century herbalist
Nicholas Culpeper, 17th century herbalist

Traditional liquorice and linseed  cough medicine

Linseed as a natural remedy for coughs goes way back in time. It was already a standard remedy when Nicolas Culpeper wrote his herbal in 1653 and is still a component of commercially produced cough medicines. We still get testimonials from people using linseed to cure their coughs. Continue reading

A customer’s recipe for a simple cough remedy

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Customer testimonial to linseed for coughs

We were interested to get this testimonial and recipe as we have had other customers swearing by linseed tea for even the most persistent coughs.

The cough remedy recipe from Jo:

“I have a recipe, well it’s sort of a recipe. It’s what I take when I have a cough or sore throat, like now. 🙁

Boil 2 tablespoons of linseeds in 2 cups of water until the liquid turns to a glue like consistency. Takes probably about 5 minutes. strain the linseeds out, and add a good squeeze of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of honey, drink when still warm. I take it twice a day, it’s very pleasant.

Kind regards

Jo”

Sent from my iPad”

Editor’s reply: Thank you Jo, I am going to get my sister on it this winter!

Note: if when you make this it seems a bit too gloopy to drink just add a little extra hot water to itto make it thin enough to enjoy the drink.