Monday, August 27, 2012

Cough Syrup Base Recipe

I saw this article yesterday: Preparing For The Winter and decided to give the remedy a try. This will be used for cough syrup or sore throat syrup.

16 oz. local raw honey
1.5 lemons (with rind,) sliced thin
1-inch knob ginger, sliced thin

Put lemon and ginger slices in 24-ounce jar. Pour 16-oz. honey over all, until completely immersed. Stir until all air bubbles are dispersed. Keep in refrigerator until lemon and ginger slices dissolve (may take several weeks.) The concoction will look like marmalade.

This can be used to flavor tea or other drinks by the teaspoonful. Can also be taken directly from the spoon as a remedy for coughs or sore throats.
Honey is an excellent 'preservative' and will last indefinitely. As this is used, you can keep 'topping it off' by adding more lemon, ginger and honey, as long as the lemon and ginger are completely covered.

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