Lemon Balm Ginger Syrup Recipe

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Learn how to make a simple, homemade Lemon Balm and Ginger Syrup to help you through cold & flu season.

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Lemon Balm is very easy to grow, and has many uses both in the kitchen, and for the medicine cabinet.

It is in the mint family, and is a perennial that will spread if you don’t contain it. So be mindful where you plant it.

It has a fresh, minty flavor and can be uses in all sorts of recipes.

Lemon balm has been used for many medicinal purposes as well. A few of its purposes include anxiety & tension, insomnia, digestive issues and it is used for its antiviral properties. Check out some of the herbal medicine books listed below to learn more.

Learn More about Lemon Balm Here:

Some of my favorite Herbal Books

This lemon balm and ginger syrup with honey and lemon is a great addition to your home apothecary.

Ginger is well known for its medicinal properties, especially for soothing upset stomachs, inflammation and helping ease congestion.

Lemon Balm & Ginger Syrup

Constance Smith – A Good Life Farm
Learn how to make a simple, homemade Lemon Balm and Ginger Syrup to help you through cold & flu season.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Additional Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Natural Living

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 c dry lemon balm leaves, 1/2 c if using fresh
  • 2 in piece of fresh ginger, peeled and minced (or 2 Tb dry ginger root – not powdered)
  • 1 Tb fresh lemon zest
  • 2/3 c boiling water
  • 2 Tb lemon juice
  • 1/2 c raw honey

Instructions
 

  • Combine the lemon balm, ginger and lemon zest in a large coffee mug, mason jar or bowl.
  • Pour in the hot water. Place a saucer or lid over the top to hold in the heat.
  • Let this steep like a tea for 1 hour.
  • Using a very fine sieve or cheese cloth, strain the solids from the liquid.
  • Combine the tea, lemon juice and raw honey in a lid with a jar. Shake it to mix well.
  • Store they syrup in your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

Take by the spoonful to help with minor cold & flu symptoms. Be mindful about allergies or age limitations when using honey.

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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