You sound like me. When I was stationed in Texas years ago, and went camping, I used to take a bottle of Jack Daniels along for snakebite.................................
And 2 rattlesnakes. :rotfl:
For a natural cough syrup I mix equal parts raw honey and maple syrup with a few drops of orange essential oil or other organic, food grade essential oil. For a child you can buy natural strawberry flavors and the like to make a real cough syrup. I have read that honey works better for coughs than actual cough syrup and though I do not have coughs it sure does soothe the throat.
If it stains, (and that's a big if), I don't think it would stay on your teeth for very long. The next meal you chew should probably clean them off (unless you brush your teeth sooner than you eat):wink: