1 pint raw honey
1 whole lemon
Make sure the honey is raw to receive the greatest benefit. Put the honey in a pan on the stove on very low heat. Do not boil.
In a separate pan, boil water, then put the whole lemon into the water and boil for 2-3 minutes to soften the lemon and kill any bacteria that may be on the lemon skin.
Let the lemon cool enough to handle, cut into slices, and add to the warm honey on the stove. Leave the mixture on warm heat for about an hour.
Put the lemon honey mixture through a fine strainer to remove all the lemon peel, pulp and seeds from the syrup. Pour the strained syrup into a sterilized jar, cap, let cool, and refrigerate. The syrup will keep 2 months in the refrigerator.
To soothe a cough, give a 25 lb child a 1/2 tsp of syrup, a 50 lb child a full teaspoon, and an adult 1 tablespoon, four times per day or as needed. Lemon promotes health by adding vitamin C and quickly alkalinizing your body; honey is strongly antibacterial. These old recipes from the great grandmas are not meant to be taken as medical advice.