Honeysuckle Sore Throat Syrup

“This was gotten off a botanical website and submitted by a girl named Deborah. She says this cured her little girl's strep throat when no antibiotics would. I love honeysuckle and it grows profusely here along roadside fences. You can mix flowers and leaves in proportion you like.”
READY IN:
16mins
YIELD:
1 quart
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups honeysuckle fresh edible flowers (and leaves)
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 cup honey

Directions

  1. Gather two cups of leaves and flowers from wild Honeysuckle vines(make sure they haven't been sprayed). If you can't get the flowers, leave them out of the recipe.
  2. Bring 1 quart of water to a boil and add the two cups of honeysuckle leaves. Gently simmer for 10 minutes and strain.
  3. Add the "tea" back to the pot and add 1 cup of honey, bring to a boil and boil for one minute and remove from heat. Add any flavorings at this time to the syrup. Deborah says her children love it when she adds one packet of lime Kool-aide.
  4. Store in fridge up to a month or freeze in small batches and take out what you need at one time. This cured a strep throat in Deborah's daughter during a severe mono infection when no antibiotics would work. Now it has been a standby in her home for over 10 years.
  5. Dosage: 1 oz every two hours for 5 yr. olds and up to adult.

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