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    Ma's Cough Syrup. Photo by Mimi in Maine

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    Mimi in Maine's Note:

    This is a cough syrup you can make and take all you want. My mother made this for me as a child and I did the same for my two kids and grandchildren. It tastes good and is all natural. It does help the tickle. The vinegar cuts the molasses and the butter makes it smooth.

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    1. 1
      In a pan heat the molasses, vinegar, and butter.
    2. 2
      Pour into a special mug for your child.
    3. 3
      Stick a plastic spoon in it and all you have to do when you want it reheated is to put it in the microwave for only a VERY SHORT time and it will be hot and ready for another dose.
    4. 4
      At night, put a heating pad on LOW with a facecloth on top of it and set the cup on it so that it will be warm when needed during the night--(try this during the day so you will know if it is the right temperature to leave on at night).
    5. 5
      If you have a couple of kids with a cough, make them each one of their own.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 20, 2011


      Soothed the throat, but I'm still hacking. I thought it would taste horrible, but it wasn't bad. I'll use this next time I have a throat tickle. Thanks for posting.

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    • on May 31, 2011


      Yes, I'll definitely be holding on to this recipe. It soothes the throat, gets rid of the tickle, and reduces the cough. Thanks for sharing...

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    • on May 17, 2010


      OH MY WORD!!!! IT WORKED! I gave this to my daughter, and was worried because we had somewhere we had to be today, and miracle of miracles it WORKED! She had to have about 10 teaspoons full, and also it took about 10 minutes, (and a little bit of honey) and I wasnt sure which it was that helped, but she didnt cough for over 2 hours (compared to the every 3-5 minutes, but really closer to 3). She didn't like the taste, and I don't blame her, not that it was bad, just different. The REAL test was when she went down to bed. The last two nights she spent 4 hours hacking every minute or so. She was so exhausted, and I was doing Vicks VapoRub, and a Humidifier, and Delsym... WELL, here is the verdict!!! We gave her a couple spoon fulls before she went to bed and IT WORKED LIKE A CHARM!!!!!!!! I am overjoyed at the fact that she did not cough ONCE!!! YAY! Thank you SO much! I will be using this over and over!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Ma's Cough Syrup

    Serving Size: 1 (102 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 346.8
    Calories from Fat 104
    Total Fat 11.6 g
    Saturated Fat 7.3 g
    Cholesterol 30.5 mg
    Sodium 132.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 62.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 46.7 g
    Protein 0.1 g

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