- 1/2 cup licorice root (or powder)
- 1/2 cup marshmallow root (or powder) – can substitute for marshmallow leak, plantain leaf, or an extra dose of licorice
- 4 cups purified, filtered or distilled water
- cooking stovetop pot
- cheese cloth or French press
- glass jar (Mason)
- 1 cup honey (raw and local is best!)
- can also use organic cane sugar, or coconut sugar, or any other of your choice – will need about 170 grams (6 oz)
- optional: 1 tsp each of cinnamon root, ginger root, or eucalyptus leaf (or powders)
- Combine all herbs and place in the cooking pot on the stovetop.
- Pour over with water, and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and continue to simmer until the water reduces the volume to about half.
- Let cool, then strain using cheesecloth or French press.
- Transfer to a glass jar, and stir in the honey or sugar.
- Store in a cool, dark place or in the fridge for up to 6 weeks.
- Shake or stir well and take 1 tsp of the syrup as needed to soothe raw, irritated throat or vocal cords.