- 1.5 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup peeled ginger, finely grated
- 3/4 cup fresh lemon or lime juice
This syrup can be diluted with cold or hot water to taste.
2 Tbls fresh ginger, finely grated
1 Tbls fresh or dried mint, crushed
2 cups of water
Mix all ingredients in a pan and bring to a boil. Let simmer over low heat until liquid is reduced bu half (5-10min).
1/2 cup of natural honey.
Stir in well until completely dissolved. Fill into a bottle and close immediately. Keep refrigerated and take 1 tsp full whenever needed (every few hours).
Other natural remedies
To make a steam bath more effective you can add a number of different herbs or etheric oils to the hot water. A great relief for dry cough is in that case chamomile, which soothes and relaxes. Other good choices are peppermint or eucalyptus leaves. If you use a steam bath to mainly help with a blocked nose and flue, a few sprigs of fresh marjoram or a tablespoon of dried marjoram added to the hot water do an excellent job.