While your medicine cupboards are filled with last year’s stock, you may be able to create some “Granny swears-by” style remedies with what you already have in the kitchen.
These are a few of our favourite winter remedies:
Syrups are some of the best and most trusted herbal remedies for tackling sore throats. Syrups can be cooked down and sweetened with honey. The honey adds flavour but is also naturally antibacterial and effective at coating and soothing sore throats.
The best herbs to add to your medicinal syrup include elderberry, ginger, garlic, liquorice and peppermint.
If you want to make a big batch, avoid preservatives and it can last for up to two to three weeks. To increase its life a little longer, add a few drops of vitamin C powder and keep it in the fridge.
A simple remedy, but also sweet and delicious.
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