Rose Petal Syrup for Sore Throats

Once an official pharmaceutical preperation in America, this Honey of Red Rose (Rosa gallica – Apothecary’s Rose) is good for sore mouths and throats and is delicious and easy to make:

Loosely fill a jar with fresh rose petals which have been rinsed and patted dry. Add enough clear honey to cover the petals and leave in a warm place for at least one week. Strain the honey and take a sip as required to soothe sore throats and mouths.

– folk remedy

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