Garlic Honey Cough and Cold Syrup

READY IN: 336hrs 5mins
Recipe by Sharon123

This will help relieve sore throats and coughs. I've given 2 other remedies which help too. Adapted from Tao Herb Farm.

Top Review by creads

I love this recipe however there is a problem/question. My cough is usually gone by 2 weeks. Can I store the honey garlic syrup indefinitely? Where should I store it? Store until garlic turns opaque? The garlic is already opaque. Store until the honey is opaque? I started a jar of this stuff and forgot about it... it's been hanging out on a shelf for almost 6 months. Do I need to worry about botulism?

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel garlic cloves, put into a jar and cover with honey.
  2. Set in warm place for 2 weeks or more until the garlic turns opaque.
  3. Take 1 teaspoonful as needed to get relief.
  4. Dilute with a little water or lemon juice to help it go down easier. Children like it better this way too.
  5. Variation for sore throat:.
  6. 2 teaspoons honey.
  7. 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice or to taste.
  8. 1 cup water.
  9. Boil water, add honey and lemon. Drink to relieve sore throat.
  10. Another good thing to do when you have a sore throat is:.
  11. Gargle with hot salt water.
  12. 1/2 teaspoon salt to 8 ounces of water 4-5 times a day.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a