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Black Cherry cough syrup

Wild cherry cough syrup
This wonderful syrup will sooth a sore throat and calm coughs. Tastes great too, you won't have to fight the family to get them to take it.
Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons wild cherry bark
  • 2 tablespoons valerian
  • 1 tablespoon dried ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon chips
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon anise
Wild Cherry * Valerian * Ginger * Cinnamon * Anise * Fennel *
Recipe Instructions: Syrup :Use 2 ounces of dried herbs to 1 quart of pure water. Simmer herbs over low heat until you reduce the liquid by half. Strain and mix liquid with 1 cup of honey to 2 cups herbal infusion while still warm. If you are in a hurry, (or sick yourself), you can simplify this recipe by making a quick decoction of the herbs by bringing them to a boil them simmering for 10 minutes. Then add the honey to taste.

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Bronchitis :A nagging cough that lingers and causes difficulty in breathing is often symptomatic of bronchitis.
  • Colds : Be prepared for the cold and flu season by stocking your herbal medicine chest with a ready supply of herbs.
  • 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.
  • Sore Throat :Herbal teas, steams, and gargles are the perfect vehicles for delivering powerful herbal medicine right where you need it for a sore throat
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