Herbal Remedies

Herbs for Winter Health, presented by Dawn Petter


Elderberry oxymel recipe:

Recipe sourced from Jillshomeremedies.blogspot.co.uk


2 cups dried elderberries IMG_3754.JPG

3 cups raw honey

4 cups distilled water... 

1 cup raw apple cider vinegar.  


Place berries in a pot with the water.

Cover and bring to a boil.

Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

Take off the heat and press the berries through a fine mesh sieve. Allow to cool slightly and then stir in the honey and apple cider vinegar until dissolved.

Pour into a glass bottle with a plastic lid. (Metal will corrode due to the vinegar). Date and label your oxymel.

Note: For a less sweet remedy, reduce the honey to 1 cup and increase the apple cider vinegar to 2 cups.  The oxymel will keep for 6 months in the fridge.

Dose: 1tsp for a child or 1TBL for an adult as a daily preventative dose or 1 spoonful every 30 minutes until cold symptoms stop.


Thyme honey:


Fresh organic thymeIMG_3764.JPG

Raw honey

Mason jar and stirring knife or spoon


Take the thyme leaves off the stems and without washing the leaves, place them in a jar. Fill the jar ¾ full with thyme and cover with honey. Stir until fully integrated.

Leave for 6 weeks to macerate. Turn the jar every day or two.

Will last indefinitely and does not need to be refrigerated.


Fire Cider:

Herbalist Rosemary Gladstar made this recipe famous but, there are lots of other recipes available online


¼ cup grated horseradishIMG_3739.JPG

¼ cup chopped onion

¼ cup grated ginger

5 cloves garlic, crushed

1/8 cup of powdered turmeric or ¼ cup of fresh slices

Apple cider vinegar, enough to cover the ingredients by an inch or two.

Raw honey to taste.


Place all ingredients in a glass jar and cover with vinegar. Allow the jar to sit for 4-6 weeks. Strain. Sweeten as needed.

Dose: 1tsp every 30 minutes or as often as needed.

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