Stock up on everything you’ll need to make it through the winter with Tonic, a new book of recipes from wellness expert Tanita de Rujit. Whatever ails you, there’s a natural cure right around the corner. Caught something brutal? Make your own cough syrup, and soothe it into submission.
A DIY cough syrup made from kitchen cupboard staples, to help you combat your cough as well as reduce inflammation in the throat. Sip it by the tablespoon until your itchy, scratchy throat is content.
Honey and lemon is a legendary combination when it comes to sore throats. Combine that with anti-fungal herbs to open up the airways, and loosen up and expel mucus from the lungs.
- 6 ounces extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 lemons, sliced
- Fresh sprigs of sage, rosemary and thyme
- 6 ounces honey or Fermented Honey
- Optional: 1-inch piece of fresh turmeric or ginger root, grated
For the cough syrup
Add all the ingredients, except for the honey, to a small saucepan set over a medium heat. Infuse for 5 minutes, then remove from the heat and let it cool.
Once cool, strain, mix the honey in well, and store in a sterilized mason (preserving) jar or other container with a tight-fitting lid.
It will keep in the fridge for 3 months, or keep on your kitchen counter for about 1 1/2 months.