Magical Honey Turnip Cough Syrup

When I was a little girl and had a cold with a cough, my grandmother would prepare this natural and truly magical (because it works) cough syrup that was inexpensive to make and extremely effective – with eight kids it was also a money saver for her. The concoction has no side effects, is completely natural; and cures any cough better than commercially packaged syrups.


  1. 1 medium size white or black turnip (rutabagas)
  2. 1/2 cup raw honey


  • Cut off the top of the turnip and scoop out the inside to resemble a small bowl. The created hole in the turnip should be large enough to hold the honey and any juices that will be released from the inside of the turnip.
  • Add the honey in the turnip and place the turnip in a larger container and cover container with lid. Leave the turnip in the container for 2-3 hours, depending on the temperature of the room. The warmer the room temperature, the faster the syrup will be ready to use.
  • Take 2 teaspoons of the syrup, 3-4 times a day as needed. You may use for as long as you have cold symptoms.

LR - Grandma Recipe

Note: Black turnip has even greater antibiotic qualities. The honey acts as an extracting agent and draws out a natural component from the turnip that produces a natural antibiotic. This natural antibiotic relieves the following cold symptoms: sore throat, cough, hoarseness and congestion.

Louise R.


2 thoughts on “Magical Honey Turnip Cough Syrup

  1. The turnip has many anti-oxidant supporting Vitamins such as Vitamin C, A, E, and anti-inflammation agent Vitamin K, all which possibly increase the positive results. All things considered, this remedy should show results in no time. Bravo for this simple and affordable “cough syrup”.
    Gail R.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s