Herbs for Winter Health, presented by Dawn Petter
Elderberry oxymel recipe:
Recipe sourced from Jillshomeremedies.blogspot.co.uk
2 cups dried elderberries
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.
Fresh organic thyme
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.
Herbalist Rosemary Gladstar made this recipe famous but, there are lots of other recipes available online
¼ cup grated horseradish
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.