Bring the water to a boil (you basically are making a simple syrup) and add the sugar.
Reduce the heat to a simmer and let it reduce by 1/3 to
Pull from the stove, add lemon juice and pour over the oregano and or mint and sage.
Let them step for 20-30 minutes.
Strain and bottle. Store in the refrigerator. It can be used for a sore throat or for a cough syrup.
One tablespoon an hour may be helpful during the cold and flu season
The syrup can also be used to sweeten tea or drizzled on yogurt. Some people use the oregano simple syrup for cocktails.
Many grocery stores carry the fresh herbs. You can use dried herbs too, but fresh is best.
Typically 30 days is the best date to keep it but I have used it for up to 60 days. It's easy to make, tastes good while offering health benefits too.
I think it's a beautiful plant. I've dried the oregano and it dries beautifully.
Be well, have fun, try something new, jonnie dee