remedies: ginger, lemon + honey tonic..

one of my favorite tonics for the winter months..

  1. Slice lemon thinly, remove seeds.
  2. Cut a one inch piece of fresh ginger root into several small slices.
  3. Pour a small bit of honey in the bottom of a jar.
  4. Add a lemon slice, then one or two chunks of ginger.
  5. Pour a layer of honey to cover then add more lemon and ginger.
  6. Repeat layers until you near the top of the jar. Finish off with a thick layer of honey.
  7. Cap with a plastic top (or layer of plastic wrap between metal lid and jar) to prevent corrosion.

directions for use:

  1. Take by the spoonful as needed for sore throats, coughs, colds and flu symptoms.
  2. You can also stir into hot tea, water, or lemonade.
  3. Store in your refrigerator for around a month. For longer preservation, stir in 3 to 4 tablespoons vodka or brandy per cup of syrup.
  4. Honey should never be given to children under 1 year old.
  5. If you are on blood thinners, pregnant, nursing or have other concerns – do not use without consulting a doctor first.

source: the nerdy farm wife



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