Try making this homemade cold syrup recipe when you feel the beginnings of a cold coming on. The herbs in this syrup are full of anti-oxidants and vitamin c which are helpful nutrients for healing. Echinacea works best when you take it at the first signs of illness and it's an important part of the herbal support in this recipe.
The process of making this syrup is the same as other herbal syrups, like our Elderberry Syrup recipe. The first part of the process is to make an infusion or an herbal decoction with the herbs. This is essentially a very strong tea. When making herbal preparations with berries or roots it's beneficial to make a decoction because of the nature of those plant parts. Once you have your infusion or decoction, you will add honey to that to make your syrup.
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 to create an herbal infusion. 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 homemade cold syrup recipe every 1-2 hours while you are sick.
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