Cooler weather is upon us and I gotta admit, it came FAST! This is my favorite time of the year as a Holistic Health Specialist because it's the time that we make lots of the herbal remedies. We’re gonna take you along with us this season as we build our relationship with individual herbs and try out herbal compounds to assist with ailments that may arise during this season and in general. Those that are subscribed to our Patreon Channel: The Return; a feminine remembrance, will have access to more of these recipes along with videos to assist you with preparation, give you tips for making the best and most effective herbal remedies, and answer questions! However, if you aren’t a part of our TR family, dont worry, we’ll be sharing plenty of freebies to assist you this season!
Today’s Herbal focus is Horehound. Horehound is a very common weed in the US and is most commonly used to lower blood sugar levels, for coughs and colds, and as pain relief. Today, we’ll be focusing on the cough and cold.
We will be using the roots of the plant to form an herbal decoction that we will use to make a cough syrup. I’ll be throwing in echinacea as it is scientifically proven to reduce the duration of colds by a day and a half. If we catch this thing early, it can make a huge difference!
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1-2 drops peppermint essential oil
Glass Jar with lid
Pot(no aluminum) or Glass Kettle
1. Start by crushing the roots of the horehound and the echinacea a little to make it easier for vital constituents to be released.
2. Add the crushed root to a pint of water and simmer on medium until half the water has cooked off.
4. Strain and return to heat adding 1/2 cup of honey and lemon juice then stir consistently to allow it to thicken.
5. Remove from heat and allow it to cool slightly then add 1-2 drops of peppermint essential oil to taste before transferring it to a glass jar.
Store in the fridge up to 3 months and take 2-4tbsp 3-4x daily up to 3 days after symptoms subside.
Children 1+ may take 1-2tsp 3-4x daily.
Do not give to children under age one as the honey contains a spore that could be harmful to their systems.
This is not recommended for pregnant women as the juice can cause contact dermatitis and in large doses, diarrhea, nausea, and arrhythmia.
I hope you try out this recipe! Get it made before someone gets a cough and enjoy the beauty of nature’s medicine! Comment below about your experience and let us know if you have any questions!
As always, with focused intention, healing is inevitable. The body was designed to heal itself, so shall it be!
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