If you want a stronger cough syrup you can add sage to the sage honey and infuse it. This aromatic honey is wonderfully soothing for a sore throat- especially when caused by allergenic post nasal drip. A teaspoon or so in the morning upon waking or mixed with a herbal tea will help to thin mucous.
- Glass jar – recently sanitized
- Enough fresh sage to fill 1/2 the jar or enough dry sage to fill 1/4 of the jar
- Enough raw honey to fill the jar to the brim ( sage honey works well as it is made from the sage flowers)
- Sanitize your jar by dunking it in boiling water or running it through the sanitize cycle in the dishwasher. Allow to dry.
- Chop your fresh sage up as fine as you can and add it to the jar until it fills up about half way. If you are using dry cut and sifted sage, add enough sage to fill the jar 1/4 of the way up.
- Fill the jar to the top with local, raw honey and allow the air bubbles to release themselves. Add more honey to top off the jar leaving about 1/4 – 1/2 inch at the top.
- Cover the jar with a lid and and allow to sit in a cool, dark, dry place for 2-4 weeks.
- Use as needed.