Lane's Cut A Cough

For hard to shift coughs, constant coughing and coughs with chestiness or catarrh. 

Some cough syrups are little more than honey and glycerine to soothe the throat. Cut-A-Cough, made for over 100 years, contains a high strength herbal practitioner blend of natural herbal actives.

Lane's Cut A Cough Herbal SyrupLane's Cut A Cough is a traditional herbal medicine used for the relief of coughs, such as chesty coughs and coughs with catarrh†

Cut A Cough is a warming herbal expectorant that will help to relieve the symptoms of colds, shift mucous and catarrh, and make coughing easier. 

It is particularly helpful where there is phlegm that is difficult to break up which often feels like a heavy sensation in the chest or breathlessness, and the feeling of being unable to breathe. It also helps to remove stubborn, lingering coughs.


Lane's Cut A Cough is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the relief of coughs, such as chesty coughs and coughs with catarrh, †based exclusively on traditional use only.


Each 5 ml dose contains Oxymel Scillae BP 1980 1.25 ml (Squill Urginea maritima with vinegar and honey) 

Also contains: Alcohol (90% ethanol), Capsicum tincture, Peppermint oil, Aniseed oil, Clove oil, Eucalyptus oil, menthol, molasses, glycerin and syrup (sucrose). 


Adults and children over 12 years: One 5ml teaspoonful three or four times a day. 


Do not take this product if you: 

  • are under 12 years old 
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding 
  • are allergic to any of the ingredients 
  • are taking digoxin or any other medicine for a heart condition 
  • are taking medicines known to interact with alcohol eg. metronidazole


First manufactured by Plymouth herbalist, Henry Lane (1855-1911), Cut A Cough contains the active ingredient, Squill Urginea maritima as a Squill Oxymel. This is where squill is prepared in vinegar and honey.

Squill has a long history of use as an expectorant that goes back to Ancient Egypt. Its use was mentioned the Ebers papyrus around 1500 B.C. and in Sir John Floyer’s ‘A Treatise of Asthma’ in 1698. Squill is a plant that is native to Europe and most commonly found in the Mediterranean. It is often called Sea Squill or Sea Onion as it has a large bulb and grows best in coastal habitats.

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