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Homemade Honey Cough Drops and Cold Syrup – Bee Well Soon

Homemade Honey Cough Drops and Honey Echinacea Cold Syrup plus Bee Well Again printables at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.comWhen you, family or friends have a cold and are feeling under the weather what are your go-to, feel better ways to deal with it?

When it’s anyone in my home, homemade chicken noodle soup is almost always on that list but so is honey.  For the last few weeks at least one person in my house has been dealing with a cough.  The kind of cough that sounds absolutely horrible….sort of a hacking….delightful.  I don’t like giving the kids (or me) over-the-counter cough syrups or cough drops so the recipe below for Homemade Honey Cold Syrup and Homemade Honey Cough Drops are what we use….and they work!

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The reason they work is that honey is a natural cough suppressant.  When my youngest son was the one dealing with the cough and when I was, I’d grab a teaspoon and scoop the honey right out of the jar.  That did the trick for calming down the cough for several hours.

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I found the perfect honey, Don Victor® Orange Blossom Comb Honey in a Globe Jar {16 oz.} on a recent trip to Walmart.  It’s in the Hispanic Food aisle.  The jar drew me in and the fact that it contained a honeycomb threw it over the edge (and into the cart) for me.

The Benefits of Honey Printable. Homemade honey cough drops and honey cold syrup. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Some other fun Honey Facts:

  • Honey is a great source of carbohydrates with 17 grams being in one tablespoon.  It’s great to use after a workout or just when you need an energy boost.

Honey for Beauty

  • Need some extra moisturizing? Buy products that contain honey such as cleansers, creams, shampoos and conditioners.  Want an extra boost now? Add a squeeze of honey to your regular moisturizer, shampoo or soap and you’re ready to go.

How-To Store Honey

  • Honey….it lasts forever and never goes bad.  Just be sure to store it properly at room temperature.  No refrigeration is needed.
  • If your honey does crystallize all you have to do is place the honey jar in warm water and stir until the crystals dissolve, or place the honey container into near boiling water that has been removed from the heat.  It will be good as new.

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Honeycomb – A Delicious Delicacy

  • The Honey Comb is edible! Don Victor® Orange Blossom Comb Honey Globe Jar has a honeycomb right in the jar.  The kids and I had fun eating it.  I sliced it up and they each had a piece.  You can eat it as is or place it on a hot piece of toast or an English muffin that has been lightly buttered.  Smash it down and the ‘wax’ will soften up.
  • Serve it with mild soft cheeses and crackers – brie, etc.
  • It’s also good on fresh hot biscuits, pancakes and French Toast.

Homemade Honey Cough Drops and Honey Echinacea Cold Syrup plus free Bee Well Soon Printables at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com - Honey Cough Drops

Now, for two easy recipes you’ll want to keep on hand throughout the cold and flu season.  Make a batch for yourself, and some to have on hand when friends and neighbors are feeling under the weather.  I added the printable, Cough Drops and Cold Syrup in a vintage enamelware pot for giving.  It’s a cute, easy and useful way to let someone know you care.

{Links for all of the printables are at the bottom of this post}

Homemade Honey Cough Drops recipe plus Bee Well Soon printables at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

 Honey, Lemon and Ginger Cough Drops

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1 Lemon, sliced

2 Tea Bags – I used Ginger Tea

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1 cup Don Victor® – Orange Blossom Comb Honey Globe Jar

Saucepan

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Candy Thermometer

Candy Molds

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Slice the lemon.

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Add to 2 cups of cold water in a saucepan along with two tea bags.Bring to a boil and simmer 30 minutes.

Remove the lemon and tea bags.

Measure out 1 cup of the lemon and ginger tea water (you can discard the rest).

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Return the saved cup of lemon ginger tea water back to the pot.

Add one cup Don Victor® Orange Blossom Comb Honey Globe Jar.

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Using a candy thermometer cook to 260 to 280 degrees.  You need to be patient with this step.  It takes about 20 minutes and you need to stir the mixture constantly being careful not to let the honey mixture burn.

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Once you reach the proper temperature work quickly to fill candy molds.

Allow to harden for 2 to 3 hours.

Homemade Honey Cough Drops and Honey Echinacea Cold Syrup plus free Bee Well Soon Printables at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Wrap candies in waxed paper.

Yields 48 cough drops.  Store in refrigerator to keep from getting overly sticky!

Homemade Honey Cough Drops and Honey Echinacea Cold Syrup plus free Bee Well Soon Printables at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com
Honey Echinacea Cold Syrup

8 tablespoons dried echinacea root

8 tablespoons cinnamon bark

8 tablespoons fresh ginger root, chopped

1 quart water

Pot with lid

1 cup Don Victor® Orange Blossom Comb Honey Globe Jar

Glass Bottles

  1. Honey Cough Drops and Honey Echinacea Cold Syrup plus Bee Well Soon printables at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com Add 8 tablespoons of the echinacea root, 8 tablespoons cinnamon bark and 8 tablespoons ginger root to the cold water and bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer. Put a lid on pot keeping it slightly ajar and continue to simmer until the liquid is reduced to half of its original amount.
  2. Strain herbs from the liquid and discard.
  3. Add 1 cup of Don Victor® Honey and heat thoroughly.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool.  Transfer to glass bottles and store in the refrigerator.

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Honey Did You Know Printable

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Honey Cold Syrup and Honey Cough Drop printable gift tags

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Bee Well Soon – Card and Printable

For more sweet inspiration check out Don Victor® Honey on Pinterest and Facebook.  Do you have any favorite uses for honey? I would LOVE to hear about them!

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Honey and Lemon Cough Drops (Honey Cough Drops) and Honey Echinacea Cold Syrup plus Bee Well Again printables at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com