Horehound Cough Syrup

2 cups (475 ml) water

2 tablespoons (30 ml) fresh or dried horehound honey


This old-fashioned elixir relies on a very sweet ingredient, honey, to render it into a delicious, smooth syrup. Keep a bottle handy to coat the throat and quell an irritating cough. Bring the water to a gentle boil. Steep the horehound in the water for about 10 minutes. Strain the tea and measure the amount of liquid that remains. Transfer to a large glass bottle and add an equal amount of honey as there is liquid. Shake well until mixture is thoroughly combined. Cover and refrigerate. Take a spoonful at a time, up to 4 times a day. 

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