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Syrups and Lozenges


Many syrups can be made into lozenges as many teas can be made into syrups. Care should be taken as syrups and lozenges can be quite strong. Both syrups and lozenges have more time to mix with the herb, often becoming stronger than a tea. For syrups and lozenges, powders or large pieces of herb work best. Powders do not need to be removed from the end produce and large pieces of herbs can be easily fished out.


Fever Syrup


1/2 Ounce Fresh Sage

1 Oz Sugar

Juice of One Lemon

1/4 Oz Lemon Rind

Water To Cover


Add the ingredients to a saucepan and pour over the water. Stir under low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Simmer for a few minutes while mixing. Once the mixture is simmering, place the lid on the saucepan and let sit for one and a half hours. Remove from heat and strain into a jar. Have a tablespoon as needed but no more than 5 times a day.


Lemon-Ginger Lozenge

2 Cups Sugar

3 Tablespoons Butter

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1/2 Cup Lemon Juice

1 Tablespoon Ginger

1/2 Cup Honey


Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan. Heat while stirring until the temperature reaches 265 F or until a teaspoon of the syrup will form a hard ball when dropped in cold water. Remove from the heat. Pour the syrup onto a buttered surface such as a cookie tray. Let the mixture cool until you can handle it. Butter your hands and pull half of the candy until it keeps its shape when pulled. Keep the rest of the candy in the oven at 200 F. Twist the candy into ropes and use sissors to cut. Let it stand until fully cool and hard. Store in an airtight container.


Nausea Syrup

2 Cups Water

1 Tespoon Fennel Seed

1 Teaspoon Peppermint

1 Teaspoon Ginger

1 Cup Honey or Sugar


Bring the herbs and water to a boil. Let simmer with the lid on for 20-30 minutes. Remove the herbs by straining and add the sugar or honey. Mix and simmer until it thickens. Do not add lemon or acidic substances.


Cough Syrup

2 Cups Water

1 Teaspoon Chamomile

2 Teaspoons Liquorice Root

2 Teaspoons Cherry Bark

1 Teaspoon Thyme

1 Teaspoon Ginger

3 Cloves

1 Star Anise

1 Cup Sugar or Honey

Lemon Juice


Bring the herbs and water to a boil while mixing. Place th lid on the pot and let simmer for 20 minutes. Strain away the herbs and add the sugar. Bring to a simmer and allow to reduce and form a syrup. Add lemon juice to taste and stir. Remove from heat and pour into a jar.