Strong Thyme Syrup for Coughs and Colds

Updated: Nov 03, 2020

Strong Thyme Syrup for Coughs and Colds
General Information
  • Syrups
  • Oral
  • Easy
  • 13 minutes
  • About 2 cups


  • Honey
  • Water
  • Thyme
  • 1 cup of Honey
  • 2 pints of Water
  • 5 ounces of Thyme (leaves and flowers)


This powerful herbal syrup only takes a few minutes to make and puts thyme's expectorant and antispasmodic properties to good use. It will soothe the pain of coughs, ease congestion, and fight bacteria, helping you get over your cold sooner.

  1. In a saucepan, combine the thyme and water over very low heat. Keep the lid of the pan slightly open to allow steam to escape, and simmer gently until the liquid is reduced by half.(10 minutes)
  2. Strain the mixture and compost the leftover thyme. Add the honey and stir in until it is melted. Divide into glass bottles with airtight lids and store in the refrigerator.(3 minutes)

Consume one teaspoon of this syrup every couple of hours until the cold or cough subsides. It can be stored in an airtight jar in the refrigerator, where it will keep for up to five weeks.