Herbal syrups are indispensable during cold and flu season.
This natural remedy helps fend off illness, as well as treats any symptoms or discomforts of those unfortunate bouts of sickness.
Herbal syrup remedies can easily be prepared in a home kitchen using simple ingredients.
Making Herbal Syrup Remedies
Herbal syrup is prepared by adding honey or another type of sweetener to a herbal decoction or infusion. This herbal solution is effective in treating colds, coughs, or sore throats. Taking herbal syrup during cold and flu season can help fend off serious illness, as this natural preparation is also effective at assisting the body in boosting immune systems.
The types of honey used in the making of herbal syrup not only adds flavor but another healing dimension itself. Honey has beneficial antibacterial properties, is good for moisturizing a dry throat, and contains proteins needed for healing.
Making holistic herbal syrup from scratch is easy as well as comforting: one has firsthand knowledge as to what ingredients are used in the remedy. Furthermore, the syrup can be personalized to suit taste preferences and needs requirements.
Natural herbal syrups can be taken by children and adults as required, usually in one to three tablespoon doses.
Helpful Healing Herbs
By knowing what herbs are best for which situation, a specially-formulated herbal syrup can be prepared. This is especially helpful when preparing herbal syrup for children, as taste is a major contributing factor whether or not the syrup is taken.
Cinnamon, cloves, and ginger are great herbs for warming the patient when chilled. Other flavorful healing herbs include: peppermint, rosemary, comfrey, and yarrow. Choose herbs known for their expectorant or soothing properties to increase the effectiveness of the syrup.
Berries in the herbal syrup are what give it the flavor. Berries are rich in flavenoids and antioxidants, further increasing this remedy’s healing powers.
How to Make Herbal Syrup
In this instructional video from Mountain Rose Herbs, Herbal Basics: Making Herbal Syrups leads viewers through the step-by-step process of making elderberry herbal syrup. The audience also learns what ingredients and equipment is required to make the holistic syrup, and helpful hints on its handling and storage.
Herbs and herbal preparations are effective in treating many common ailments. Learning a natural approach to preventative and curative health care is easy. Preparing and using an organic herbal syrup is a valuable step in a natural lifestyle.