Elderberry, Echinacea & Wild Cherry Throat Syrup - Mountain Rose Herbs
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Elderberry, Echinacea & Wild Cherry Throat Syrup - Mountain Rose Herbs

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Ingredients

  • Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp. organic elderberries
  • 2 Tbsp. organic rosehips
  • 2 Tbsp. organic wild cherry bark
  • 2 Tbsp. organic Echinacea purpurea root
  • 1 Tbsp. organic mullein leaf
  • 1 Tbsp. organic licorice root
  • 1 organic sweet cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
  • 1 tsp. organic ginger root
  • 1 pint raw, local honey
  • Brandy (optional preservative)

Instructions

    Directions

    Mix herbs and spices together in a pot and combine with 1 quart of water.
    Allow to soak for 2 to 3 hours. You may reduce soaking time, if necessary.
    Heat at a low simmer until mixture has been reduced to approximately half its original volume (1 pint).
    Remove from heat and strain out herbs.
    Return strained liquid to pot. Add honey.
    Gently heat mixture over low heat, just until honey warms enough so that mixture can be thoroughly stirred together.
    Once mixed, remove from heat and allow to cool.
    Optional: To help preserve and extend shelf life, measure out a quantity of brandy that is 15 to 20% of the volume of the syrup. Stir into cooled syrup.
    Pour into clean bottles and store in refrigerator. Syrup will last for several weeks to several months.
    Suggestions:

    I like to drink 1-2 teaspoons every hour or so throughout the day, or as much as needed to wrangle mild throat irritation.
    Even if you choose to leave out the optional brandy, this throat syrup is NOT intended for children under 1 year of age! Honey is not safe for babies.

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