Soothing Throat Syrup


  • 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)


  1. Combine all herbs and place in the cooking pot on the stovetop.
  2. Pour over with water, and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and continue to simmer until the water reduces the volume to about half.
  4. Let cool, then strain using cheesecloth or French press.
  5. Transfer to a glass jar, and stir in the honey or sugar.
  6. Store in a cool, dark place or in the fridge for up to 6 weeks.
  7. Shake or stir well and take 1 tsp of the syrup as needed to soothe raw, irritated throat or vocal cords.

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