Flu and Cold Remedies

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Flu and Cold Remedies

Postby Lady Alinor » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:36 pm

Put your REMEDIES here: :D

I will start with a recipe I found online...haven't tried it yet. I will be collecting the rosehips, Hawthorn berries and Oregon Grape berries tomorrow once they have thawed out from this freeze.
Conifer and Wild Berry Tonic Syrup!
https://gathervictoria.com/2016/11/25/w ... ic-syrups/

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Re: Flu and Cold Remedies

Postby Lady Alinor » Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:17 am

Rosalee has this cough syrup recipe using Elecampane!
http://www.herbalremediesadvice.org/hom ... syrup.html

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Re: Flu and Cold Remedies

Postby Lady Alinor » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:46 am

A neat video SIMPLE HERBS FOR WINTER HEALTH
https://commonwealthherbs.com/get-free-video/

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Re: Flu and Cold Remedies

Postby Kezzie » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:36 pm

Don't forget our old standbye - Fire Cider.
I know it is in the archives.... my receipt is written down at home. (big help right now)
I made a bang-up batch late summer that helped me through a pre-Yule cold, and I sent some to my sister, as her kids love it.

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Re: Flu and Cold Remedies

Postby ItalianBee » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:13 am

I've made mullein syrup for sore throats this winter, for the first time. Nice and gooey!

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Re: Flu and Cold Remedies

Postby Kezzie » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:28 pm

Nice! Will you share your receipt for it? I made my usual elder syrup, but always interested in the new and helpful. And mullein is so nice for the lungs! Do you use the flowers?

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Re: Flu and Cold Remedies

Postby ItalianBee » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:17 am

Kezzie, I generally use the whole plant when I'm using mullein, but this time I didn't have the root. I had pulled up one big stalk, but had used the root in something else, with the bottom of the stalk. So for this syrup I used the top of the plant including flowers. Chopped it up, infused it, then barely simmered the infusion down to 1/2 the volume. Then added 1/2 that volume of honey while it was still hot enough to mix properly. I added a bit of alcohol - vodka - a tablespoon or two, I think, to stabilise.

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Re: Flu and Cold Remedies

Postby Lady Alinor » Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:52 pm

ItalianBee...Smart recipe!
What did it smell like while reducing? What does the syrup taste like?

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Re: Flu and Cold Remedies

Postby ItalianBee » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:50 am

As best I can remember - and I don't remember terribly well - the smell when reducing was pretty much like the dried plant, and pretty much like the syrup, faintly sharp but mostly sort of - weedy? not as green as if I'd used the fresh plant. But a little fuller than that. It tastes a lot of honey, without as strong a characteristic taste as say elderberry syrup has, but also with the weedy taste.

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Re: Flu and Cold Remedies

Postby Lady Alinor » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:25 am

In my TCM lessons and the Materia Medica for TCM I am learning that there are medicines made from plant parts and 'waste' that Western Herbalism tosses into the compost.
I am fascinated by the Medicine makings of other Herbalists, your use of the whole top...fascinating!!!!


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