How To Make Remedies To Fight Cold, Flu & More! – 15 Remedies!


Natural Stuffy Nose Remedy! Ingredients: Water, 2 handfuls dried chamomile flowers
(or 10 tea bags). Instructions: Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. When it boils, turn off the heat and put in
2 handfuls of dried chamomile flowers. Cover the pot after you put in your chamomile. After 15 minutes, carry the pot over to the
kitchen table, and put it on a hot pad. Get a towel and a box of tissues. Remove the cover and hold up the towel like
a “tent” over the pot of tea with your head under it. Breathe in the steam. Keep the tissue handy because you’ll have
to blow your nose every so often. Keep this up as long as you want. Breathe through your nose and through your
mouth. You can reuse the tea a couple of times before
composting it. Spicy Herbal Vinegar! Ingredients: 3 tablespoons minced onion, 3 tablespoons
minced garlic, 3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger, 3 tablespoons grated fresh horseradish,
3 tablespoons mustard seeds, 3 tablespoons black peppercorns, 1 or more whole cayenne
chiles (or 1 teaspoon dried chile flakes), About 1 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/3 cup honey. Instructions: To make the herbal vinegar, mince the onion
and garlic and put in a 1-pint jar. Grate the ginger and horseradish and add them
to the jar. Add the mustard seeds, peppercorns and chiles. Stir them all together. Pour vinegar over the mixture to fill the
jar. There should be about 1 inch of liquid space
above the other ingredients. Cap with a plastic lid (since the vinegar
will corrode a metal lid). Let the mixture sit for 2 weeks, shaking the
bottle daily to mix the herbs and the liquid. After two weeks, strain the mixture using
cheesecloth so that you can squeeze the herbs to extract all of the liquid. You’re almost done with your herbal vinegar
at this point. Add the 1/3 cup of honey to help preserve
your mixture. Pour into a clean bottle, and label and date
it before storing it away in your cupboard. Hyssop Oxymel: A Cold, Flu and Bronchitis
Home Remedy! Ingredients: Hyssop (fresh or dried), good quality honey,
apple cider vinegar, jar with a plastic lid. Instructions: To make your hyssop oxymel, fill a jar lightly
with chopped fresh hyssop herb. (If using dried hyssop, just fill the jar
half way with hyssop.) Next fill the jar about 1/3 of the way full
with honey. (For a sweeter and thicker preparation, fill
the jar half full with honey.) Then fill the jar the rest of the way with
the vinegar. Vinegar can corrode a metal lid, so you’ll
need to cover it with a plastic lid, or place a barrier between the metal lid and the liquid. Place a label on it and let it sit for 2 to
4 weeks. Strain it well. Label and bottle! Oxymels can be taken in teaspoon to tablespoon
amounts. If dealing with an acute issue, it is generally
better to take smaller amounts more frequently, rather than larger doses only a few times
a day. If you have a congested cough, take this bronchitis
home remedy 1 to 2 teaspoons at a time at least every hour. Oxymels will keep for a long time. You can keep this in the fridge for longer
preservation. Hyssop is safe for most people to use. It should be avoided in pregnancy and extremely
large doses. Large doses of the essential oil have been
known to cause convulsions. Elecampane: A Natural Cough Remedys! Elecampane Honey! Instructions: Slice the roots in bite-sized pieces, not
too small. Fill half a jar with them. Fill the entire jar with honey. Turn over the jar a few times a day for a
few days. In a few days, it’s ready! Keep it in the fridge. When you have a cough, simply eat the honey. Honey also feels good on the throat as well. Also, eat the pieces of root. They are candied. If you don’t have fresh elecampane root,
you can use half as much dried elecampane root to make the honey. Elecampane Tea! Instructions: Boil a quart of water in a saucepan. When it comes to a boil, add 2 tablespoons
of dried elecampane root. Turn down to a simmer and do so for 20 minutes. Add honey to taste. Honey heals and soothes as well. Add a splash of lemon juice as well if you
have it. Strain and drink your natural cough remedy. Herbal Cough Drops! Ingredients: 1 tablespoon dried sage leaves, 1 tablespoon
dried hyssop leaves, 1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves, 2 cups organic sugar, 3/4 cups organic
blackstrap molasses. Instructions: To begin, prepare your hard candy moulds for
the mixture or lightly grease a cookie sheet or casserole dish. If you don’t have a candy thermometer, then
you’ll need a small cup of cold water nearby. Next make a strong brew of tea by combining
the sage, hyssop and thyme with 1 cup of water. Let this steep for 15 minutes (covered) and
then strain off the herbs. Use 1/2 cup of this strong tea. Next combine all the ingredients in a medium
to large saucepan. This includes a 1/2 cup strong herbal tea,
the sugar and the blackstrap molasses. If you are using a candy thermometer, attach
it to the side of the pan. Turn the burner to medium high heat and stir
this mixture constantly until it reaches 300 ??°F. If you aren’t using a candy thermometer,
you can periodically test the mixture by dropping a small amount in a cup of cold water. When the mixture solidifies when dropped into
the cold water, it’s done. It takes about 15 minutes for the candy to
get to 300 ?°F. Once it is ready, pour into the hard candy molds (or greased cookie sheet). If you are using a cookie sheet or casserole
dish, you’ll need to start cutting the cough drop squares immediately. If you wait too long, the mixture will solidify. Keep in mind how big a cough drop generally
is. You could also try using a knife or a pizza
cutter. This takes about 15 minutes. You’ll notice that the pan you cooked these
in is now coated with a super hard candy coating. Once the mixture hardens, you can store your
cough drop pieces in an airtight container and keep them in a cool place. Herbal Cough Syrup! Ingredients: 1/2 cup dried elderberries, 1/4 cup dried
elecampane root, 1/4 cup dried plantain leaves, 2 cups water, 1/2 cup honey. Instructions: Place the herbs and water into a medium sized
sauce pan. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the
heat and simmer for 20 minutes, uncovered. Strain off the herbs. You should end up with approximately 1/2 cup
of liquid. Return the liquid to a clean saucepan. Add the honey and stir until well combined. If necessary, apply very low heat to warm
the honey to allow it to incorporate. Pour the mixture into a bottle, label and
keep in the fridge for up to one month. For children above the age of 2, use one teaspoon
every hour as needed. (Children under the age of two should not
have honey. Use an alternative sweetener for children
under two.) Adults can use a tablespoon every 30 – 60
minutes as needed. Sore Throat Pastilles! Ingredients: 1 tablespoon powdered rose petals, 1/2 tablespoon
powdered sage leaves, 2 tablespoons powdered marshmallow root, 1 1/2 tablespoons warmed
honey, additional cinnamon and rose powder (optional). Instructions: Mix the powdered herbs together. Warm some honey over really low heat. Add the honey slowly to the powdered herbs. The end result should be a soft doughy mixture
that is not too sticky. You can adjust the honey and powder as necessary. Once you have mixed the herbs and honey together,
you can roll them into balls. These can be used immediately or stored in
the fridge for a couple of weeks. Besides being great as sore throat remedies,
these pastilles can be used for a variety of other situations as well. Remember they are cooling and soothing, making
them great for hot digestive problems like ulcers and heartburn. Once you understand the basic concept of making
herbal pastilles, you’ll see there are many variations. The herbs you use can vary as well as the
liquid that holds them together. You can substitute maple syrup for the honey
or even use a tea as the liquid. When using water as the liquid to hold them
together, you either need to consume them quickly or dry them out completely before
storing. Sore Throat Spray! Ingredients: 35 grams finely cut and dried cultivated Echinacea
roots, 25 grams dried elderberries, 3 grams dried sage leaf, 5 grams minced fresh ginger
root, 3 grams dried licorice root, 1 tablespoon honey, about 1 2/3 cups vodka or brandy or
1 cup vegetable glycerine and 2/3 cup water. Instructions: Place all the herbs and honey into a pint-sized
jar. If using alcohol, add it to the jar, leaving
about a 1/4 inch headspace. If using glycerine and water, then first mix
together the glycerin and water before pouring into the jar. Stir well. Reserve any leftover liquid (alcohol or glycerine
orwater). Cover the jar tightly with a lid and label. For the next week, shake the mixture every
day. If necessary, as the dried herbs soak up the
liquid, add more of either the alcohol or the glycerine/water mixture. Let it steep for a total of 4 weeks. Strain using a fine mesh strainer and cheesecloth. Squeeze or press the herbs well to release
as much liquid as possible. Compost the herbs. Pour the liquid into containers and attach
fingertip misters (spray toppers). How to use: spray directly to your throat
as needed to relieve pain and reduce swelling. Elderberry Tea for Sniffles, Congestion, and
Aches and Pains! Ingredients: 1/4 cup dried elderberries, 1/2 teaspoon dried
ginger pieces, 1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns, coarsely ground; 14 ounces water, 1 teaspoon
dried rosemary, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, honey or other sweetener as desired. Instructions: Place the elderberries, ginger, black pepper,
and water in a small saucepan. Cover, bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer
for 20 minutes. Turn off the heat. Add the rosemary and thyme. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add the aromatic herbs at the end so that
their volatile oils don’t evaporate during the simmering process. Strain. Add honey or other sweetener as desired. Drink throughout the day. Elderberry Tea for Strong Bones and Healthy
Hair! Ingredients: 1/4 cup dried elderberries, 1/2 cup dried
nettle leaves, 1/2 cup dried oatstraw, 32 ounces water, honey or other sweetener as
desired. Instructions: Place the herbs and water in a medium saucepan. Cover, bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer
for 20 minutes. Strain. Add honey or other sweetener as desired. Drink throughout the day. This is also good as a cool beverage. Elderberry Tea for Protecting the Heart and
Eyes! Ingredients: 1/4 cup dried elderberries, 1/4 cup dried
hawthorn berries, 1 teaspoon dried, de-seeded rose hips, 14 ounces water, honey or other
sweetener as desired. Instructions: Place the herbs and water in a small saucepan. Cover, bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer
for 20 minutes. Strain. Add honey or other sweetener as desired. Drink throughout the day. This is also good as a cool beverage. Elderberry Tea for Supporting the Liver and
Promoting Digestion! Ingredients: 1/4 cup dried elderberries, 2 tablespoons
dried, roasted dandelion root; 1 tablespoon dried burdock root; 1 teaspoon dried, roasted
chicory root; 14 ounces water, honey or other sweetener as desired. Instructions: Place the herbs and water in a small saucepan. Cover, bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer
for 20 minutes. Strain. Add honey or other sweetener as desired. Drink throughout the day. Elderberry Tea for Boosting the Immune System! Ingredients: 1/4 cup dried elderberries, 20 grams dried
Astragalus root, 1 tablespoon dried marshmallow root, 14 ounces water, honey or other sweetener
as desired. Instructions: Place the herbs and water in a small saucepan. Cover, bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer
for 20 minutes. Strain. Add honey or other sweetener as desired. Drink throughout the day. Elderberry Gummys! Ingredients: 50 grams dried elderberries, 30 grams dried
rose hips, 15 grams cinnamon chips, 7 grams licorice root, 0.5 grams freshly ground black
pepper, 3 cups apple juice, 3 tablespoons gelatin (for Step 2). Instructions: Step 1: Make the juice; place all the ingredients
(except for the gelatin) in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer and continue to simmer for
20 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool a bit. Strain through cheesecloth or a jelly bag. Squeeze well to extract the juice. If you want to make the gummies, go to Step
2. If you want to simply make elderberry syrup,
you can now add honey or sugar to your taste preferences and keep it stored in the fridge. The amount of honey/sugar you add will be
the determining factor in how long it lasts. The more you add, the longer it will last. General recommended dose: We recommend kids
take 1 to 3 teaspoons a day. Adults can take 1 to 3 tablespoons per day. Step 2: Make the gummies; measure out 2 cups
of the above juice. Add more apple juice if necessary so you have
the full 2 cups. Reserve 1/2 cup of the juice in a Pyrex measuring
glass. Put it in the fridge until it is cold. Once it is cold, sprinkle the gelatin over
the juice and let sit for 1 minute. Bring the rest of the juice to a simmer. Then pour the hot juice over the cooled juice
and gelatin, stirring briskly with a whisk. Continue to whisk swiftly for about 2 minutes
or until the gelatin is completely dissolved. If desired, add sugar or honey. You might find it is sweet enough already. Pour the mixture into silicone molds or pour
into a glass pan. Put them in the fridge to harden. Once they are hardened, they should remain
hard. Remove them from the molds. If using a glass pan, cut them into cubes. Store in a closed container in the fridge. They should last several weeks. We recommend eating 1 to 3 small gummies a
day.

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