Irish Moss Cough Remedy

Irish Moss Cough Remedy

Our Irish Moss cough remedy is a natural cough syrup you can make at home with herbs and kitchen ingredients.


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp boneset (try comfrey as an alternative)
  • 1 tbsp licorice root
  • 2 tbsp Irish Moss (also known as Sea moss)
  • 6 drops essential oil (lavender, sage, mint, marjorum or hyssop) 
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Bring the water to boil, then add the boneset and licorice. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Strain the liquid and return it to the pot.
  3. Add Irish moss, cover and simmer for another 15 minutes.
  4. Strain the liquid into a jar and discard the herbs.
  5. In a small dish, mix the essential oil into the honey and add to the tea along with the lemon juice.
  6. Take 1 tbsp as needed.

    Reading next

    Agar Fat Free Dressing With Tarragon
    Irish Moss Sunburn Soother
    Everyday with Seaweed