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Bexz Walker

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Before I start this recipe and before you glance down and think you are about to have a meltdown with all the weird sounding ingredients and all the faffing about...stop.  This remedy is excellent. Yes it requires a lot of unusual stuff and yes it is a faff to make but it is better than a lot of over the counter stuff you'll get and it's natural!

Ingredients

  • 370g fresh rosehips
  • 8g dried echinacea leaf
  • 10g dried calendula petals
  • 10g dried comfrey
  • 20g dried coltsfoot
  • 20 whole cloves
  • 3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 400g granulated sugar
  • 5 teaspoons of freshly chopped ginger
  • 2.2 litres of cold water

Method

  1. Give the rosehips a rinse through and make sure stalks are removed.
  2. Add everything to a large heavy based pan and stir to mix.
  3.  Heat on a high heat and bring to a rapid boil.
  4. Rapid boil for 10 minutes then turn the heat down to a medium boil/simmer for about an hour.
  5. Turn off the heat and then with a masher, or the back of a slotted spoon, mash lightly all the ingredients together in the pan, this will get messy and be careful this is VERY hot.
  6. Turn the heat back up and rapid boil for another 20 minutes and then turn off the heat and mash again. By this time you should have a thick reduced syrupy herby fruity and slightly Christmassy smelling pan of syrup.  If not, continue to boil, then remove from heat, mash and boil again until it thickens and reduces.
  7. Grab 2 bowls and a sieve.  Add large spoonfuls of mixture to the sieve allowing the syrup to drain below into the bowl and continue to do so until the whole pan has been separated. As you can see this gets VERY MESSY!
  8. Then discard the pulp and bottle the syrup in an airtight bottle, this will keep in the fridge for about 3 months.  You can also freeze it!
  9. Take one spoonful a day generally, if there is a cold in the household, take a spoonful morning and night.  If you have a cold take 1 teaspoon 4 times a day neat or add 15ml of the tonic to a mug of boiling water to make a tonic tea which you can drink twice a day.  It should taste like a spiced fig/fruit syrup so perfect for soothing sore throats and coating the throat if you have a tickly cough.  It is also packed with vitamin C and herbal healers so a fantastic natural remedy to keep on hand if you need it, or as a daily tonic!
  10. Enjoy!

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  • holmehag

    This one I will make….boots on n rosehip collecting… Thankyou

  • steph

    Would it be possible to advise where we can get all the ingredients? i cant find any of the leaves we need for that recipe, and holland & Barrett only have some liquid form of them… Please HELP as I’d like to try this recipe?? xx

  • Deguwitchrose

    Lol, can’t you do all the hard work and then sell it to lazy witches like myself? I bet you’d do a roaring trade in anti sneeze this winter! Go on….. *wheedles*…. put it in your online shop! Promise I will buy some!

    Rose x

  • Kyrridven

    Greetings! I would really like to make this! In fact, I have a cold right now! I see that you have coltsfoot, comfrey and echinacea in your shop – but you state that tour herbs are only for magical use and NOT to be taken internally! Where can I find these – if I can’t use your herbs for this purpose! – and the other ingredients? Thanks for your help!

    • TheVillageWitch

      lol we have to state not for internal use by law (which is a pain), all I can say is….we use our herbs from our shop at home all the time…so what you do with the herbs once you get them home is up to you 😉

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With articles in publications such as The Daily Mail, Reuters, Fox News, Bella Magazine & more, Bexz is a journalist, blogger & writer on all aspects of natural living including natural health, complimentary therapies & food.

With over 20 years experience writing for the food and natural health industries, Bexz knows her way around a kitchen as well as living the natural life and creating a natural home.  Bexz has worked with some amazing brands such as The Walt Disney Corporation, Marks & Spencer, Asda, Schar, Sainsburys, Lindt UK, Pukka Teas, The Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs Live, Natural & Organic Products Show, The BBC, The Lord Mayor’s Show London and many more. 

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