Tahitian Honey Cough Syrup

INGREDIENTS

8 limes to yield ½ cup of fresh lime juice
2-4 sprigs fresh mint leaves
1 cup honey

DIRECTIONS

Wash 6 - 8 limes and the sprigs of mint. Squeeze enough limes to yield ½ cup of lime juice (Note: You can also use prepared limeade if you don't have access to fresh limes). In a small saucepan, warm honey for 4 minutes. Do not boil. Add 2 –4 large mint leaves or 1 sprig of mint to the warming honey. You can adjust the amount of mint to your taste. After warming the honey, take it off the heat and add ½ cup of lime juice, stir until well mixed. You can store this in a clean jar for 5 days in the refrigerator.

For children aged 1 - 5 use ½ -1 teaspoon every 2 hours*
For children 5 - 12 use 1 - 2 teaspoons every 2 hours
For children 12 and older & adults use 1 - 2 tablespoons every 4 hours

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*Remember, honey is recommended for children after the age of one.

Recipe courtesy of Nurse Practitioner Barbara Dehn, RN, MS, NP.