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Spruce Buds Syrup for Cough Recipe

by Andreea Laza

Want to know how to make spruce buds syrup for cough? Find the original spruce syrup recipe below.

Spruce buds make an excellent natural syrup for cough that anyone can easily make at home. May is the month for harvesting spruce buds, as well as pine buds, and even fir buds to make wonderful natural medicine, so be prepared. This medicinal recipe is easy to make and can last you for a long time. Store-bought cough syrups are loaded with additives and synthetic chemicals, while the spruce buds syrup is all-natural and safe to use. Without further ado, let’s jump to the recipe.

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How to Make Spruce Buds Syrup for Cough


  • 250 g young spruce buds
  • 1 liter of water
  • 1 kg of honey

*Alternatively, you can use equal amounts of spruce buds and dandelion flowers, as they work wonders together for cough.


Put the spruce buds in a pot and cover them with water completely. Leave overnight, and the next day bring to a boil and simmer for about 3-4 minutes. Press the spruce buds down with a spoon, so that the foam made from simmering does not come out of the pot. After boiling, leave the buds in the water for another night. Next day, add the honey into the water, and after the honey has dissolved, simmer for about 30 minutes at around 106°C/222°F, uncovered, until the syrup starts to thicken.

The syrup should not be too thick, but not too thin either. You can also try the consistency by putting a few drops on a cold saucer (kept in the freezer). If the drops of spruce bud syrup maintain their shape, like little pearls, when the plate is tilted, it is a sign that the syrup is ready. Now that the syrup is ready, strain the spruce buds decoction through a piece of cheesecloth and squeeze well. Pour it while hot into sealed glass bottles, and immediately seal tightly. The instructions must be followed exactly so that the syrup can be stored without any problems.

How to Use

Spruce buds syrup is an excellent antitussive, making it a simple and effective home remedy for cough. Have a spoonful of syrup several times a day and let it “melt” in your mouth and slide down your throat.

Tip! Do not throw away the spruce buds after making the syrup. You can boil them once more, strain and pour the decoction into your bathwater. This bath cools and invigorates your body, and is ideally done in the evening.

Raw Spruce Buds Syrup Recipe

An alternative to the spruce buds syrup recipe above, which required boiling, is this raw version. For this recipe, you need a handful of spruce buds (picked in May-June) and pure, raw honey. Wash the buds well and put them in a jar, then pour the liquid honey over them. Seal and place the jar in a warm spot, but not in the sun. After which the raw syrup can be used when needed (you can eat the spruce buds too). The spruce buds contain resins and are good for the stomach and intestines, but also help fight cough.

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