• Gwendolyn Smithuis

Recipe for Tea and Marshmallow Syrup

Bijgewerkt: 28 apr 2020

The luxury of going to the corner drug store or foodmarket to buy herbs or essential oils for making your own tea or herbal remedy, did not exist untill the 20th century. Complex recepies for medicine were only practiced by herbalist and physicians .


How to use it?

As a soothing Tea during colds flu or sore throat:

Serve three or four times a day. Use 1 to 3 tablespoons of herb for each teacup.

Pour the hot water directly over the herbleaves, then cover the tea cup with another bowl or plate.

Let it steep for 5 to 10 minutes, the longer it steeps the bitter it taste.

As a Flowers syrup for sore throat, 200ml:

Dry the mallowflowers on the stem, collect on a Sunny day in the morning.

The color of the petals will change into a darker violet.

Put 35 to 45 driedflowers in a small weck or preserving jar and then pour 50 ml Thym Hydrolate and 150 ml honey directly over the flowers.

Let it sit for about two weeks, shake the weck/jar daily, sieve the oil in a vial.


Before using any herbal products, make sure that you have full knowledge of how the herb works and any adverse reaction it may cause.

Always consult a doctor or when you are pregnant a midwife, before using this if you are pregnant, nursing or have a medical condition!


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