Cough Syrups for Children & Adults May not Be Safe…but Here is a Healthy Alternative

Most parents find themselves with a child who has a cough due to a
cold.However, cough syrup-shaklee DR-shaklee performancegiving your child an over the counter cough medicine may not be healthy.Not only is it potentially hazardous to small children and largely ineffective for adults, it can also result in a trip to the hospital.

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say an estimated 7,000 children ages 11 and younger are treated in hospital emergency departments each year because of the non-prescription drugs. The study was published  by the American Academy of Pediatrics journal, Pediatrics


This study found that children ages 2 to 5 accounted for 64 percent of all adverse drug events from cough and cold medications, and nearly 80 percent of the events for this age group were from unsupervised ingestions.
So what is a mother to do? Here is a recipe for a natural cough syrup that is effective and without side effects for Children and Adults as well.

Echinacea Syrup for Kids and Adults – Here’s a Shaklee member’s recipe for Echinacea Syrup which she’s used successfully with her children.

1. Crush 1 Shaklee  DR which contains  Echinaccea per child in bowl with the back of a spoon.

2. For each tablet add: 1/2 tsp honey and a dash of cinnamon. Mix

3. For each tablet add: 1 1/2 Tbsp hot water and a little Performance.  (Lemon lime or orange)  Mix well.

4. Fill a medicine spoon for older children and use a dropper for younger ones.

Do this two or three times per day.  My last pediatrician’s visit was Laura’s 2 year well visit.  The doctor  said Echinacea was fine to use.  I haven’t been back since.  Ian is doing great in kindergarten and hasn’t had a sick day.

Forwarded by Caroline McIntyre

You can take a Shakee DR tablet and adding a little Lemon Lime or Orange Performance mixed with very little water so it’s still syrupy – a completely healthy and totally absorbable option.  It goes down easy for infants, toddlers, small children and the elderly who cannot swallow tablets.

from Healthy Kids Series


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About the Author

Caroline Heinemann has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Concordia Teachers College in Seward Nebraska. She has coordinated a variety of educational programs in her local community and conducts regional business training events and teleconference training calls. She become personally interested in health when she experienced some personal health issues and found that alternative medicine has been the key to her health. She shares tips on staying healthy. She is a former and teacher and has owned her own health education business for the past 30 years

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