Hawthorn Berry Syrup
Hawthorn Syrup is a well known herbal remedy for coughs, colds, flu like symptoms, headache and strengthening the heart.
Wash and de-stem the berries and place in your pot, add water and cover and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and simmer for 1 hour.
Remove berries, replace the cover and continue simmering the water until it reduces by half. This can take the better part of a day.
When the liquid has reduced to half of what it was after the berries were removed, it's time to make the syrup.
Cool the liquid until it is below 110°F, and add raw honey to taste.
As a guideline, I use approximately one teaspoon of honey per pint of syrup.