This is such a simple and effective cough syrup and will keep indefinitely as honey is an excellent preserve.



  • 1 cup or more of fresh, organic sage leaves

  • 1 cup or more of raw honey, preferably local 

  • a clean jar or glass container that can be sealed tightly and can hold at least 12 oz



  • Wash and dry your sage very thoroughly.

  • Trim the leaves from their stems.

  • Pack the sage leaves into your glass jar, and pour the honey over.  It will take a while for the honey to ooze between the leaves and underneath them.

  • Optional - try adding sliced garlic and/or ginger to experience even more benefits!

  • Stir it up with a clean spoon, and seal the jar.  Stir it up daily and let sit for about a week.

  • Administer medicinally in teaspoonfuls for sore throats and coughs, or stir a spoonful into a mug of warm water with a squeeze of lemon as a soothing tea.

  • Store tightly sealed in the fridge.