This sweet Sore Throat Salve comes to us from Cindy S. Lowry, one of our fans on the Local Hive Facebook Page. Every few weeks, we hold a recipe contest in the comments and reward the winner with a bottle of their favorite raw and unfiltered Local Hive Honey. Join in next time for a chance to share your sweet recipe with the world.

We’ve blogged about honey’s cough-conquering properties before, but Cindy’s recipe struck us as especially potent and worth sharing. Plus, it just tastes so much better than store-bought cough syrup, without any of the alcohol or artificial ingredients.


  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Local Hive Honey


  1. Warm the water over medium-low heat. Mix well until saturated. Take about a tablespoon at a time, as needed, for sore throat, cough and cold symptoms.

Recipe provided by Cindy S. Lowry via the Local Hive Facebook page.