This week there seems to be a cold being passed around my family. At the first signs I made sure I had all my cold fighting remedies on hand and ready for everyone to use. We have used a lot of different herbs and combinations of herbs in the past and some work better then others. This time I made a syrup that is working great. My daughter was very congested the first day she came down with the cold but once I started giving her small and frequent doses of this syrup her body responded very quickly.
Herbal Cold Syrup
- 2 cups filtered water
- 1/4 cup elderberries
- 1/8 cup dried echinacea
- 1/8 cup dried rose hips
- 1/2 cup raw honey
Pour the water and herbs into a sauce pan and bring to a boil for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and let steep for 30 minutes. Pour the herbal infused water into a mason jar. Let the water cool in the jar. Once it has cooled add the honey into the jar and shake until blended. Take small doses of this every 1-2 hours while you are sick.
Do you make your own herbal syrups? What blends work well for your family?