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Homemade Cough Syrup with Lemon, Ginger and Honey
This is a soothing cough syrup that lasts for ages. I keep it in the fridge and dole out spoonfuls for uncomfortable throats. Doesn't quash a tickle as long as a cough drop, but feels more natural than those pellets of sugar.
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Ingredients
  1. Up to 3/4 cup of raw honey
  2. 1/2 lemon, seeds removed and sliced and/or chunked
  3. Finger length of ginger root, peeled and sliced thinly
Instructions
  1. Take a 1 cup mason jar.
  2. Add even amounts of slices/small chunks of lemon and thin pieces of peeled ginger root to the jar until the contents approach the top.
  3. Add honey to fill in all the spaces. You may need to smoosh down the contents with a fork or squish them around to fill all the spots with honey. (If I understand correctly, the honey is preserving the cough syrup so make sure it is coating everything.)
  4. The mixture will break down and blend favors.
  5. It can be stored in the fridge. I have heard some people store it on the pantry shelf, but I haven't ventured there yet.
  6. When you need some, just stick a clean spoon into the mixture and get a liquid spoonful.
Notes
  1. I have read that the blending of flavors happens within 24 hours. We have taken some right away in a pinch and it can be pretty intense, but 4 hours after making it we've found that the flavors are mild and pleasant.
Adapted from The Nerdy FarmWife
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