Homemade Cough Syrup

This is one from my grandmother…

Her mother would cut the stem end off of a large horseradish or black radish and hollow out the center. Then she’d fill with rock candy (I supposed honey would do well too). She’d put the stem end back on and set it in the dark. She never said how she kept it from tipping over but must’ve rigged up some way to keep the thing upright. When the rock candy had thoroughly dissolved, it signaled her that the cough syrup was done…the sugary mixture had taken on the healing properties of the horseradish. She poured it off and that was the cough syrup!

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