Winter is coming, and this is exactly the time to start preparations, before everyone suddenly gets sick with the cold or the flu. So if you are sick of coughing and it hurts while swallowing, and you want to find a natural remedy – here it is! Just follow the instructions to make this home syrup and it will take care of those annoying cold symptoms!
Syrup in a jar in actually a combination of honey, citrus fruit (orange, lemon etc), herbs (Mint or rosemary) and spices (ginger, cardamom or cloves).
Research shows that honey has microbial and antioxidant qualities that fight bacteria and can calm a cough. Along with the nutrients in citrus fruit, herbs and spices – You get a natural medicine for fighting the symptoms of the common cold.
The top 5 recommended combinations:
1. Lemon, ginger and honey.
2. Lemon, mint and honey.
3. Lemon, rosmary and honey.
4. Orange, cloves and honey.
5. Clementine, cardamom and honey.
How to make a syrup in jar?
(The demonstratin uses lemon, ginger and honey, but is equally true for all combinations).
Pick a glass jar of any size with a lid. Slice the lemon, scrape the ginger and prepare the honey.
How to make:
Put in the jar half of the spliced lemon, half of the scraped ginger and the honey, and mix well.
In 3-4 hours, the syrup will be ready for use, after the honey pulls the juice out of the citrus fruit and make the syrup more liquid. If you want something thicker, increase the ration between the honey and the fruit (more honey).
We recommend keeping the jar covered and put in cooling. You can add honey now and again to keep it full. It should keep for at least 1-2 months, maybe even more, as honey is a natural preservative.
It is recommended to take 1-2 spoons of the syrup every few hours to calm the cold symptoms, especially those in the throat like coughing or aches.
If it doesn’t go down easy, just mix a full spoon in a glass of hot water or tea.