Honey Cough Syrup

How do you medicate for a cough or cold or sore throat? Mayo Clinic Health Care Providers advise a Honey Cough Syrup!
Prep Time : 15 minutes
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Cook Time : 5 minutes
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Servings : 12

Can Honey Calm a Cough?

Honey Cough Syrup

For all of winter’s wonders, it often brings along colds, flu, viral illnesses and respiratory infections with accompanying sore throats and coughs.

According to an article in the Mayo Clinic December 2021 newsletter, antibiotics won’t work in these situations and for many, over-the-counter medications don’t work that well.

Maybe honey is the answer?  

Mayo Clinic, December 2021 Newsletter prescribes Honey to Calm a Cough reporting, “Honey did a better job of decreasing cough frequency and severity in upper respiratory tract infections such as colds, coughs and flu-like sickness.”

The American College of Chest Physicians also prescribes honey to help relieve acute coughs in children over 12 years old but warns not to give honey to children younger than one, as it can result in infant botulism, a rare but serious condition.

Though honey is mostly fructose, an unprocessed  artisanal honey (BUZZ SAVORIES HONEY) also contains a beneficial mix of amino acids, vitamins, enzymes, minerals, iron, zinc, and antioxidants.

The next time a cough strikes you or someone you love, try this recipe published in the National Honey Board website at  https://honey.com.

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Honey Cough Syrup

How do you medicate for a cough or cold or sore throat? Mayo Clinic Health Care Providers advise a Honey Cough Syrup!
Keyword cough and cold syrup, cough remedy, cold remedy, medicate for cold, honey
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 12

What You'll Need:

  • 2 medium lemons zest 2 lemons
  • ¼ cup fresh ginger peeled, sliced or ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup Buzz Savories Artisanal Honey
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice

How To Prepare:

  • In a small saucepan, combine lemon zest, sliced ginger and 1 cup of water. Bring mixture to a boil, simmer for 5 minutes, then strain into a bowl.
  • Rinse the saucepan and pour in 1 cup of honey. On low heat, warm the honey, but do not allow it to boil. Add the strained lemon, ginger, water mixture and the lemon juice. Stir until it combines to form a thick syrup.
  • Pour into a clean jar with a lid.

Notes

Note: Honey Cough Syrup can be refrigerated for up to 2 months.
For children ages 1 to 5, use ½ tsp. to 1 tsp. every 2 hours. For children ages 5 to 12, use 1 to 2 tsp. every 2 hours. For children 12 and older and adults use 1 to 2 Tablespoons every 4 hours.
Remember honey is recommended for children after the age of one.
Recipe from the National Honey Board.

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