Most of the mixtures and syrups given under Coughs and some of those suggested to soothe Asthma and Hayfever will work very well on bronchial patients.However there are a few more which are specifically expectorant and soothing.
450g clear honey
50g fresh or 25g dried
1 teaspoon crushed aniseed
1 piece crushed liquorice root
1 piece crushed root ginger
Put the honey into a stainless steel pan and heat gently to boiling point, skimming as you go.Add the remaining
ingredients, stir well cover and simmer gently for 30 minutes by which time the honey should taste quite strongly of
hyssop.Strain and pour into hot, dry jars.Seal when cold.The syrup can be added to hot herbal teas or taken by the
teaspoon when necessary.
* Carrot juice Drunk hot this will ease bronchitis and improve upon the general state of health.
* Lemon in wine Take the grated zest of 1/2 a well washed lemon and macerate in a glass of hot wine with a spoonful of honey.Taken three times a day this not surprisingly promotes sweating and is quite relaxing.
* Slippery elm Mix the powdered bark to a palatable drinking consistency with warm water and honey and season with a good pinch of cayenne.Take morning and night.This is preferable to the ancient remedy of blackthorn bark
peeled from the bush and boiled in water and sugar.