In our family the older people got this for cough syrup because of the gin in it.
5 cups water
1/2 c. sunflower, unsalted and raw
3/4 c. gin
1/2 c. honey
Boil in a glass or enamel pot until the water is reduced to about 2 cups. Strain, then stir in gin, honey. Mix well. Take 1 to 2 tsp. 4 times a day.