This herbal cough syrup acts as an expectorant as well as soothing throats made raw from coughing. The valerian component is very calming to the lungs and helps with relaxation.
Caution: Raw honey and syrups made from them are not to be given to infants less than 1 year old. In rare cases raw honey can cause infant botulism. Use glycerin instead.|
- 1 tablespoon Schisandra Berries
- 1 tablespoon Elder berries
- 1 /2 tablespoon Valerian
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- a few whole cloves
- 1 shot of brandy (optional)
- 2 cups water
Cinnamon * Cinnamon * Elder * Schisandra * Valerian *
|Additions: Lemon, Brandy|
- Bring herbs and berries to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Strain and measure the reserved liquid.
- Mix with honey using the ratio of 1 part liquid to 2 parts honey. Return to the pot and heat gently until honey and herbal liquid are mixed. DO NOT BOIL as this will disturb the beneficial enzymes in the honey.
- Add the brandy (optional).
- Give in single tablespoon doses. This syrup is a great addition to cold teas.
Tags and Uses for this Remedy
- Congestion :Congestion in the airways, lungs, sinus and chest makes breathing difficult and
being sick even more miserable
- Cough :Homemade cough syrups and herbal medicine teas make use of simple ingredients like honey and
infused with healing herbs.
- Honey :Honey is not just a sweetener for your herbal teas. Raw, organic honey is an active healing agent adding valuable antiseptic and demulcent properties to your home herbal remedies.
- Syrup :Home cough and cold syrups using honey, glycerin and herbs. Recipes for slippery elm cough syrup and old fashioned elderberry rob.
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