Soothing Herbal Honey
has antibacterial, expectorant and healing properties
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Honey has antibacterial, expectorant and healing properties, so herbal honeys are good for coughs and chest infections and an excellent medium for antimicrobial and expectorant herbs thyme, oregano, and holy basil. All these herbs taste delicious and are good decongestants.
500g (1lb) jar organic runny honey
4 teaspoons each fresh or
2 teaspoons dried purple basil, thyme, marjoram
Makes enough to fill a 500g (1lb) jar
How to make
1 Fill the jar with the hears. You can use a reusable teabag or tie the herbs into a piece of muslin if you like.
2 Cover them with honey and close with an airtight lid, label clearly and macerate for at 4 weeks.
3 Remove the herbs, label clearly with name and date and store in a cool, dark place, preferably the fridge.
How to use
Take 1 teaspoon daily in a cup of hot water or ginger tea as a preventative and 3-6 times daily for acute infections. Children love it!
1-2 Cups each fresh of
1/2-1 cup dried purple basil leaves, thyme flowers and leaves, marjoram leaves, wild pansy flowers and leaves.
400ml (14 fl oz) honey, either thyme or Manuka honey
Makes enough to fill a 400ml (14 fl oz) jar
How to make
1 Add the herbs directly to the honey, or use a reusable teabag or muslin bag to contain the herbs.
2 Heat the mixture on the stove in a double boiler for 4-5 hours and then strain it. Remove the teabag and pour into a jar.
3 Store in a cool, dark place, preferably the fridge.
How to use
Take 1-2 teaspoons herbal honey in a little hot water or off the spoon 3 times a day and every 2 hours in acute phases. Herbs may need to be taken over several months if the asthma is chronic.
Excerpted with permission from Homegrown Remedies ©2001 by Anne McIntyre. published by Octopus Books USA
Available in stores or by visiting www.octopusbooksusa.com
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