Syrup in a jar in actually a combination of honey, citrus fruit (orange, lemon etc), herbs (mint or rosemary) and spices (ginger, cardamom or cloves).
Research shows that honey has microbial and antioxidant qualities that fight bacteria and can calm a cough. Along with the nutrients in citrus fruit, herbs and spices - you get a natural medicine for fighting the symptoms of the common cold.
The top 5 recommended combinations:
1. Lemon, ginger and honey.
How to make syrup in jar:
(The demonstration uses lemon, ginger and honey, but is equally true for all combinations).
Pick a glass jar of any size with a lid. Slice the lemon, scrape the ginger and prepare the honey.
How to make:
Put half of the sliced lemon, half of the scraped ginger and the honey, in a jar and mix well.
In 3-4 hours, the syrup will be ready for use. The honey pulls the juice out of the citrus fruit and makes the syrup more watery. If you want something thicker, increase the ratio between the honey and the fruit (more honey).
We recommend keeping the jar covered and refrigerated. You can add honey now and again to keep it full. It should keep for at least 1-2 months, maybe even more, as honey is a natural preservative.
It is recommended to take 1-2 spoons of the syrup every few hours to calm the cold symptoms, especially those in the throat, like coughing or aches.
If it doesn't go down easy, just mix a full spoon in a glass of hot water or tea.