Print Recipe

Herbal Cough Treatment


1 cup distilled or spring water

1 teaspoon slippery elm powder

Place water in a saucepan. Mix in powder, and stir well to remove all lumps. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat, simmer, and stir a few minutes until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat. Allow to cool.

To soothe the throat, give 1/2 teaspoon three or four times a day to a cat. For a dog, give 1 teaspoon to 3 tablespoons (depending on size) three or four times a day. Mix it in food or give it with a teaspoon, syringe, or baster.

Refrigerate leftovers, tightly sealed, for a few days.

Give 250 milligrams vitamin C three times a day to a cat. Give a dog 250 to 1,000 milligrams (depending on size) three times a day. Continue treatment until pet is well. If the cough is persistent, see your veterinarian.


Maricopa, Arizona

Always Open!

To our Visitors

We're pleased that you are visiting one of the oldest, most reliable and comprehensive home cooking sites. Recipe Goldmine has been online since April 1999. We hope you enjoy our collection of over 39,000 recipes. Many have contributed to our recipe collections, including our own family, friends, newsletter subscribers, food companies and food organizations.