When I presented ta the QLD garden expo on the weekend I gave a recipe for a raw honey herbal cough syrup and wanted to share it here with you today!
The herbs I mention are optional and you can mix and match herbs according to what you want. Whats in the garden and also your herbal preferences for medicinal value.
I'm listing five herbs here to choose from.
Of course there are many more.
Recipe for raw herbal honey cough syrup
The first [art of the recipe is to choose two or three herbs you want to use for the syrup.
- Calming on lungs
- Relaxes smoothe muscle, autonomic nervous system
- Gentle on body
- Stress relief and calming for whole body
- Non allergenic on most people
- bacterial and fungal infections
- Relieve coughing and have antioxidant effects
- cure chest congestion
- chest infections bronchitis, pharyngitis, whooping cough
- Relieve sore throats.
- Anti inflammatory for throat and lungs
- Reduces pain
- Strong infection fighting
- Warming and stimulating for body
- Circulation moving illness away
- Removes phlegm/mucous
- Soothing and numbing for throat
- Helps fight colds and flu
- Strengthens immunity
- Boosts blood
- Used for swine flu
- Relieves cold symptoms
- Reduces sinus infections
- Relieves flu
- Reduces fever
- hay fever and sinus infections
- Common cold
- Dry coughing and deep lung conditions.
- Headaches from flus
- Helps detox illness from body
- Drink as tea or syrup
Now you have chosen your herbs your going to make a decoction which is a strong herbal concentrate made from boiling herbs with water and reducing the amount of liquid. You can use one herb, or many. These are just some ideas.
- Decoctions are made from stem. Bark, seed and root
- Take 200 grams of raw or dried plant
- Add 600ml water and boil for 20 minutes to 40 minutes until you have half the amount of liquid. Strain off the herbs so that you only have liquid left.
- Cool and add in the honey You will add about 300ml of raw local honey which will be equal in amount to the amount of liquid you have left over once you strain the herbs.
- Mix together with your stick blender and pour into bottle.
- Label with Herbal raw cough syrup and the date you made it.
- It will last a year.
- You can keep in fridge if you like.
Mix syrup 5ml to 25ml water either hot as a drink, sip pff the teaspoon or add to herbal teas.
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Have a great week Love Dom xox