If you are one of those people who prefer natural methods to treat minor symptoms, you are probably always looking for new natural remedies. Although we are more than grateful to common medicine because pharmaceutical drugs are necessary, sometimes nature can solve our problems.
This sage syrup and honey is an excellent remedy against cough and sore throat. Sage has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and that is why it is excellent for sore throat (and for mouth rinse). Honey is also highly beneficial, and the combination of sage and honey is extremely effective against cough. The recipe is simple; you only need a cup of fresh sage leaves and a cup of wildflower honey (organic). You will also need a glass jar that can be tightly closed.
- Wash and dry sage leaves;
- Separate the leaves from the stems.
- Put the leaves in the jar and pour them with the honey. It’ll take some time for the leaves to soak completely in the honey.
- Mix with a clean spoon and close the jar tightly. Stir the mixture once a day within a week. On the third day you should notice that the leaves look dry and honey is dissolved.
- After a week remove the sage leaves, and remove the honey from them.
- Keep the jar closed nicely in the refrigerator. The syrup will last a long time because honey is an excellent preservative.
- Consume a few tablespoons of the syrup in the morning when you suffer from sore throat or put a teaspoon of the syrup in a cup with hot water and some lemon juice.
Excellent syrup for cold winter days!