Serves: 3 (½-cup servings)
- 2 tsp. marshmallow root, chopped
- 2 tsp. slippery elm bark, chopped
- 3 cups purified water
Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and cook 10 minutes. Strain, serve and enjoy. May be reheated.
Folklore: Both marshmallow root and slippery elm bark are considered demulcent, meaning they contain soothing substances that decrease coughing by coating and protecting the irritated tissues.