October 05, 2017
An herbal syrup is a very delicious and quick way to take or administer herbal medicine when you don’t have time to make daily tea or when the herbs are bitter and unpleasant tasting. Syrups are especially good for children or any one who will reject unpalatable medicine, despite its benefits.
Syrups also have a long shelf life, so you can make six month's worth of medicine in an hour! The medicine was made right on time as Tami and I returned from traveling this weekend, feeling depleted with scratchy throats and a developing cough. Three tablespoons a day and we’re already feeling much better!
For this syrup I chose herbs that were tonics, nourishing and cleansing to the body. A few (not all) of the many medicinal benefits of the herbs I’ve used in this blend are included in the recipe below. I’m excited to share the recipe with you because you can easily make it too and save yourself some money and time when sickness arises.
Make the medicine when you’re well and you’ll have it when you need to feel better.
Other herbs that are great in syrups are: blackberry fruit, black cohosh, burdock, cayenne, comfrey root, dandelion root and leaf, echinacea, fennel, ginger, marshmallow, peppermint, plantain, St. John’s Wort, uva ursi, valerian and yellow dock.
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