I made a batch of this cough syrup last September and it seems to work really well for us.
From what I’ve read, the Thyme acts as an expectorant to clear congestion and help to calm coughing spasms. The Sage not only helps soothe coughs, it also treats sore throats and inflammations in the throat and mouth. Additionally, the honey is a cough suppressant and sore throat soother in its own right.
Note: Avoid sage when you are pregnant. It is also is not meant for long-term use.
Sage & Thyme Cough Syrup with Honey and Brandy
Pour honey into a clean jar until about 1/4 filled. Add another 1/4 and stir to loosen the thickness of the honey.
Add fresh sage and thyme leaves to fill the jar to the shoulder. The top of with additional brandy to cover the herbs.
Seal and place in a cool dark area for a few months.
When ready, strain. We just use a tablespoon every few hours as needed.
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