Lemon Balm and Ginger Cough Syrup
If you have a scratchy throat or a cough, this homemade remedy may be just what you need.
|Yield: 1 Cup | Time: 50 minutes |
¾ cup water
2 T dried lemon balm
2 T fresh ginger, diced
2 T chopped mint leaves
2 T lemon juice
¼ cup honey
1. In a small saucepan, bring ½ cup water, lemon balm, and ginger to a boil. Turn off heat and add mint leaves. Steep for 30 minutes, strain and set aside.
2. Add another ¼ cup water to the strained lemon balm water.
3. Stir in lemon juice and honey.
Note: Mixing when cool preserves the honey’s healing properties.
This recipe originally appeared in Growing Perennial Foods: A field guide to raising resilient herbs, fruits, and vegetables. On sale now.