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How to Make Medicinal Syrups

How to Make Medicinal Syrups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medicinal syrups are a great way to administer not so pleasant tasting herbs to young ones and bothered adults alike, or a great way to let your favorite herbs come to life in beverages and food dishes. Finding a nice combination of a pleasant aromatic herb and a medicinal herb can leave you with a tasty concoction perfect for many occasions and recipes! Herbal syrups make great additions to teas, desserts, bubbly beverages and cocktails, or all on their own by the spoonful!

Syrups can be prepared with sugar or honey. If prepared with honey, my preferred method, medicinal syrup can be soothing and coating to the digestive tract membranes it comes into contact with, such as the throat. Besides being absolutely great for you, who doesn’t love a good honey coat when it’s cold outside? For proper preservation and a shelf stable syrup, it is recommended to use a ratio of 1:1 (tea to honey). However, you can cut back to 2:1 or 3:1. If you use less sweetener to tea parts, you will need to keep your syrup refrigerated and use quickly. You can also add some tincture to help preserve your syrup longer, as well as give an extra medicinal boost.

The best thing about syrups is that like tea or tinctures, you can formulate with any combination of herbs to create medicine for your needs. While elderberry syrup is the most popular, I also love to have individual or combinations of ginger, thyme, elecampane, chamomile, peppermint, marshmallow root, schisandra berry, echinacea root, elder flower, hawthorn berry, holy basil, and hop flower syrups around!

How to Make Medicinal Syrups

Ingredients

These two ingredients are good for helping with the mild mood changes we all experience from time to time. This syrup goes great drizzled on top of dessert, spooned into tea or hot toddies, or taken by the spoonful throughout the day.

Directions

  • First make a very strong decoction, using 1 oz of herb per 16 oz of water. Warm over low heat, bring to a simmer, cover partially, and reduce the liquid down to half the original volume.
  • When you have 8 oz of liquid, add 8 oz of honey.
  • Warm the mixture over low heat, stirring well. *Do not heat above 110 degrees.*
  • Optional: Add 1 part tincture or brandy to 3 parts syrup for a medicinal boost and longer shelf life.
  • Pour syrup into bottles and label. Store in the refrigerator, where it will last for up to six months. You can find the cork top glass bottles that I used right HERE. They are wonderful syrup vessels!

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Could moringa be the best beauty-boosting superfood?
What you eat shows on your face and this superfood promises superskin thanks to its anti-ageing, sun damage defending AND eczema and acne relieving powers.

By Bridget March
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We are big believers that healthy hair, skin and nails show from the inside out and one of the easiest ways to boost what nature gave you is with your diet and we’ve found a superfood to slip into our smoothies that offers innumerable beauty benefits.

Yep, move over blueberries, chia seeds and spirulina and make space for moringa, harnessed as a powder from the leaves of the native African and Asian ‘Miracle Tree’, celebrated for its medicinal properties.

Moringa’s nutritional profile reads like a health nut’s wish-list. We spoke to one of the UK’s leading facialists and Cosmo Beauty Awards 2014 judge, Abigail James to understand what its mega antioxidant levels, vitamins and minerals mean for skin.

Vitamin A
“This is absolutely key to anti-aging, healthy cell turnover and skin health”

Vitamin E
“Essential for retaining moisture and protecting against free radical damage, so it’s ideal to take as a regular daily supplement as a sun damage preventer”

B3 Niacin
“Key for the skins healthy barrier protection, keeping moisture in and irritants out. It’s been known to be helpful in the treatment of sensitive skins and rosacea, and also help minimise dark spots”

B2 Riboflavin
“Essential for normal healthy cell growth and repair, it’s healing and helps reduce scaring in the skin. Also known to be good for eczema conditions”

Zinc
“Essential in wound healing and healthy cell renewal, a key aspect nutritionally for acne sufferers who are often deficient in this”

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DIY Canning Jar Cakes!

She Fills Old Jars With Fruit And Oil. Minutes Later? I’m Never Baking Again!

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 Ever baked in a canning jar? Me neither but I am going to start!  Check out how CHOW takes baking to a whole new level!  FYI personally I would swap out the wheat flour with coconut flour or chia flour to avoid eggs, the sugar for honey, use grassfed butter or coconut oil and top it off with homemade coconut whip cream!  You can make any recipe healthy!

CHOW says, “Start with two-and-one-half cups of fresh seasonal fruit. Put those into four half-pint canning jars. Combine one half-cup of flour, one half-cup of sugar and one half-teaspoon salt. Whisk it together with a fork and pour it on the fruit, and then top with butter. Once your jars are filled, move them to a square baking dish. Fill the inside of the baking dish with some dried beans to keep the jars from sliding around. Bake it at 350 for one hour. After baking, let the jars cool completely. I like to put a little whipped cream on top and, if you like, you can keep them in the fridge for up to a week. They make a great gift, and they are awesome for a picnic.”

Yum! Easy, cheap and delicious. I can’t wait to try.

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Sprouting Garlic

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Garlic is a magical plant. The cloves have antibacterial and healing properties and add a fragrant zing to every food item. Here is how you can grow garlic yourself, starting by sprouting it indoors.

Sprouting Garlic

Garlic can be grown using the cloves you already have in your kitchen! I sprouted my garlic indoors using cloves from a bulb I had inside my fridge. Garlic sprouts faster when kept at colder temperatures so place it in the fridge 1-2 weeks before you want to start growing it.

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COFFEE – 3 Tricks to Make Yours Super-Healthy

COFFEE – 3 Tricks to Make Yours Super-Healthy
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coffee can be healthyMmm, coffee… almost everybody drinks it… some people have 3-4 cups per day or more.

But most people don’t think of it as a “health drink”.  And it’s certainly NOT healthy the way most people make it with loads of added sugar or artificial sweeteners and artificial creamers.

But I’ll give you my tips here on how I make a healthier cup of coffee and what to watch out for…

First, you may have seen debate in the past about how coffee has some compounds in it that could have negative health effects such as small amounts of acrylamides or other possibly harmful compounds in brewed coffee.  But, the good news is that coffee has such high concentrations of beneficial antioxidants, phenolic nutrients, chlorogenic acids, and other healthy compounds, that it more than counteracts any bad compounds.

In fact, coffee provides the biggest source of antioxidants for most Americans… although that mostly has to do with the fact that many Americans don’t get enough antioxidants from fruits and veggies, so coffee ends up being their biggest source.  You should try to diversify your sources of antioxidants from fruits, veggies, spices, herbs, berries, beans, unsweetened organic cocoa, teas, and yes, even coffee if you like it.

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