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Homemade cough syrup?

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness/Self Sufficiency' started by Jarhead5811, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. butre

    butre Full Poster

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    I make a sort of tea out of ground up cloves, honey, and whiskey to soothe my cough. not sure if the whiskey does anything other than make me care less about the cough, but I keep putting it in.

    recipe is half a mug of hot water, steep 4-6 ground cloves for about a minute in that mixture. toss in a tablespoon of honey, mix it up real good and then top off with whiskey.

    a cheap whiskey works fine here, so go ahead and use some of that nightmare fuel cousin cleetus made you last summer, or if you already polished that off head down to the liquor store and get you a shoulder of evan williams. no need to waste your limited batch knob creek or whatever with this drink, the cloves hide a lot of hurt
     
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  2. Back is cold QUEBEC where I came from,grandad made it with brandy,honey,lemons(When available) and Worcestershire sauce.(he was Scottish). lived to be 99,granny lived to 93. I'm over 70 and it still works here on the WET COAST of Vancouver island. Figure them old folk knew a thing or two.
     
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  3. sand_man

    sand_man Grouchy Old Fart MSGO Supporter

    Wife is using my recipe of 1/3 Jack, 1/3 honey, and lemon juice in a pint jar. It's helped her a lot.
     
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  4. para40

    para40 Sr. Curmudgeon MSGO Supporter

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    Probably makes you look better in the dark. :p
     
  5. sand_man

    sand_man Grouchy Old Fart MSGO Supporter

    It would take more that that!!!
     
  6. para40

    para40 Sr. Curmudgeon MSGO Supporter

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    Tell her to double up on the Jack!
     
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  7. maxhush

    maxhush Distinguished Poster

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    I bet "Fishermans Friends" would work well in place of Halls.
     
  8. sand_man

    sand_man Grouchy Old Fart MSGO Supporter

    I do need her at least halfway sober and not passed out! But she is working on her third making.
     
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