Creating your natural pharmacy isn’t as difficult as you might think. These home remedy recipes are keepers for your arsenal! We certainly live in an age where drugs of all kinds line the shelves of our local pharmacies. But most of these are far from natural and include ingredients few of us are familiar with. But there was a time when we knew recipes for healing; herbs from our gardens, tinctures we make from our pantries and syrups where honey is the base. A natural pharmacy doesn’t need dyes and added sweeteners or chemicals; it leans on the very items God gave us here on earth.
“If we doctors threw all our medicines into the sea, it would be that much better for our patients
and that much worse for the fishes.” Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, MD
Steps down from soapbox…
Today for YOUR natural pharmacy I’d like to introduce to you one of the first remedies I was every taught to make. My Cammy (grandmother) made this Honey & Onion Cough Syrup regularly and it was for all sorts of medicinal purposes, not just a cough. I’ve made additions over the years to find the recipe I like most; and that’s what I bring you today. Additionally my other natural pharmacy enthusiasts have allowed me to share some of their recipes as well.
Do your research, find what works for you and your family. Remember that raw honey should not be given to children under the age of 2.
Creating Your Natural Pharmacy Round-Up
Honey, Garlic & Onion Syrup
As I mentioned my grandmother taught me how to make this. It was not her original recipe however; in fact I’ve seen the great Rosemary Gladstar make a version herself….