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throatremedy 1140x700 - Natural Cold Flu & Sore Throat Winter Remedy & Tonic
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Natural Cold Flu & Sore Throat Winter Remedy & Tonic

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!

throatremedy - Natural Cold Flu & Sore Throat Winter Remedy & Tonic

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.
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rosehipsyrup 1140x535 - Rosehip Syrup
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Rosehip Syrup

Rosehip Syrup is a winter must.  Packed to the brim full of vitamin C and other natural goodies, rosehip syrup has been used by families for generations to help with lowering fevers, help with colds and flu as well as a general tonic.  What’s more, it tastes delicious!  You can drizzle it neat over hot crumpets, scones, toast, waffles, pancakes or ice cream, dilute it with 5 parts hot water for a soothing tea or 5 parts cold water for a home made cordial.  Perfect for children who are ‘under the weather’.  Also great for freezing and using throughout the year!…

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