When the season turns cold, the dreaded coughs and colds begin. A sore throat can mean sleepless nights and one of the simplest solutions is honey.
It acts in a similar way to cough syrup by coating the throat and soothing it. Add herbs to it and you have your very own natural cough syrup.
Use it in your teas as a herbal sweetener or take a tablespoon before bed or when necessary.
Rebecca Sullivan, author of The Art of the Natural Home, says: “My cousin Ashleigh and I recently did a beekeeping course and we just painted our bee hives sage green.
“We can’t wait for our bees and their queen to arrive next season so we have honey that’s as local as it gets.”
Try making Rebecca’s homemade cough syrup to soothe a cold.
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- Angelica root
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- Rose petals
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