Saturday, February 25, 2012
There are only 5 ingredients:
dehydrated cane juice (raw sugar)
You will also need a jar with a lid.
Just slice the garlic, onions and ginger. Layer ingredients in the jar with the raw sugar, squeeze 1/2 the lemon into jar and place the lid on. Within 1 to 4 hours, a concetrated syrup will begin to form. I drained the syrup and bottled it. It keeps in the fridge for 6 months to a year. It tastes ok, very sweet and you may want to rinse with mouth wash to eliminate that garlic and onion after taste.
My husband has come down with a cold but it's not flu like at this time. I gave him 2 teaspoons of my home made syrup a few nights ago. This is some very concentrated syrup. I will continue to give him 1 teaspoon daily for the next 3 days. I also gave a bottle to my Mom who is also sick. I believe it's safe for kids too. I gave 1 teaspoon to 2 of my daughters because they were complaining of sore throats a few months ago. I also gave them some zinc. It knocked whatever it was right out. They did not end up with any long term infections.