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

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Lemon Balm & Ginger Syrup

Lemon Balm & Ginger Syrup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

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

  1. Combine the lemon balm, ginger and lemon zest in a large coffee mug, mason jar or bowl.
  2. Pour in the hot water. Place a saucer or lid over the top to hold in the heat.
  3. Let this steep like a tea for 1 hour.
  4. Using a very fine sieve or cheese cloth, strain the solids from the liquid.
  5. Combine the tea, lemon juice and raw honey in a lid with a jar. Shake it to mix well.
  6. 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.

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