600ml/1 pint water
1 cinnamon stick
piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
1 tablespoon allspice berries
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 tablespoon freshly grated nutmeg
Put all but the honey into a pan, bring to a boil then reduce and simmer for around 30 minutes. Squash the berries with a potato masher to release the juice during this time. Strain the mixture through a jelly bag, and once cooled add the honey, stirring to combine. Bottle and seal. Use within 1 year.
Do not give to children under 12 months of age because of the honey.
Take the cough linctus as required but do not add to hot water as it destroys the properties of the honey.
This linctus is delicious and even just looking at the colour cheers you up!