It may not surprise you a lot to realize that I don’t like consuming medicine . Whilst I’m grateful for the use of powerful medicine whenever it’s necessary , I would rather choosenatural techniques . Nature offers a lot of the treatments we need , and I love to use what’s suitable under my nose ( and feet , or even overhead . )
We have a bumper crops of sage this season , therefore I am making a couple of things , which includes Sage and Honey Cough Syrup . It’s very easy , but useful . In fact , this research demonstrated just honey to be more efficient compared to drugstore cough syrup . Sage is an anti-bacterial , astringent and anti-inflammatory plant , which makes it ideal for painful throats and coughs . Sage and honey all together make a fantastic cough syrup , and it’s really easy that I believe everybody must get a portion .
Sage and Honey Cough Syrup
Steps to make a natural sage cough syrup
This can be like an easy and useful cough syrup . A batch could keep permanently since honey is a superb preservative .
Author : Ariana
1 cup or even more of fresh , herbal sage leaves
1 cup or even more of naturally raw honey , ideally local ( if you don’t have a local source , you can order it here )
a clean tube or glass box that may be covered securely which enables you to keep a minimum of 12 oz . ( I love these and these , and mason jars are also perfect . )
Clean and dry the sage really carefully .
Cut the leaves from their stems .
Take the sage leaves into a glass jar , and add the honey over . It should take some time for the honey to ooze between the leaves and underneath them .
Mix it with a clean spoon , and cover the container . Mix it up every day and allow it stay for approximately a week .
( Optional ) Eliminate the leaves , pushing most of the honey from them . You could decant into a container which is simpler to mix like this type , or simply let it sit there and spoon it away when you need it . I can maintain the leaves in the glass jar , and pull one leaf away at a time for cups of tea .
Administer medicinally in teaspoonfuls for painful throats and coughs , or mix a spoonful into a cup of warm water with a squeeze of lemon as a soothing tea .
Store securely covered in the refrigerator . It needs to last for a long , very long time since honey is a great preservative .
I used a lot of sage , simply because there is a lot . I would guess at least two loaded cups . I as well employed approximately two cups of honey . That is of course an incredibly flexible formula : much more sage + much less honey = more robust sage syrup , and vice-versa .Here is my honey about three days into steeping . You will observe that the leaves appear more dried . Also , the honey has thinned a little bit with the addition of the humidity from the sage leaves .Recently spooned a few of this sage honey over raspberries and enriched cream as a dessert– excellent . You can even apply it in cocktail drinks ( like this one . ) I’m sure there are numerous extrauses ! The next time I come up with a set , I’ll experiment with adding thinly divided natural lemons . I really hope you’ll be creating a handful of your own personal remedies this year– this easy Honey and Sage Cough Syrup is a fantastic starting point ! You might also prefer to create this Elderberry Winter Syrup .