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August 7, 2018 9:29 am  #1

5 things you didn't know about honey

Good info here.

** I have redone the honey lemon cough syrup recipe because they make the whole process a lot more difficult that it would have to be, trust me on this.  I've been making this same recipe for 45 years!


I would not put the honey directly into a saucepan on the stove.  I would fill a pint jar about 1/2 to 3/4th's full of honey, set the jar into a pan of water on the stove and heat the honey that way even after adding the lemon. It gets plenty hot enough to do the job.  I also would not mess around with "straining the honey".  I would just leave the lemon in there and spoon around it when using it as a cough syrup or in my coffee or tea or whatever.   This recipe makes it into more work than what's necessary, IMO.  Also, honey keeps for a long time - - I can't imagine how adding a lemon to it and keeping it refrigerated would change that, so I would think it would last longer than 2 months.  But, that's just me . . . 

However, this is their original recipe, as printed in the article above. 

Honey Lemon Cough Syrup

Lemon helps promote health by quickly alkalizing your body, and honey will kill most bacteria while soothing your throat. This is a perfect choice for a quick cough remedy.

[*]Put a pint of raw honey in a pan on the stove on VERY low heat (Do not boil honey as this changes its medicinal properties).
[*]Take a whole lemon and boil in some water in a separate pan for 2-3 minutes to both soften the lemon and kill any bacteria that may be on the lemon skin.
[*]Let the lemon cool enough to handle then cut it in slices and add it to the pint of honey on the stove.
[*]Let mixture cook on warm heat for about an hour.
[*]Then strain the lemon from the honey making sure all lemon seeds are removed.
[*]Let cool, then bottle in a jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator.
This syrup will keep for 2 months in the refrigerator. To soothe a cough, take 1/2 teaspoon for a 25 lb. child and 1 teaspoon for a 50 lb. child, about 4 times a day, or as often as needed. Adults can take 1-tablespoon doses.

Last edited by Debrah (August 7, 2018 9:49 am)

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