Folks are hustling and bustling through our shop doors each day, the sniffles, the Strep, the cough, the infection, the crud. My medicines are absolutely the best on the market, and I stand by that. You can always order online at WhiteWolfHerbs.com so that you have plenty of stock in your medicine cupboard and be at the ready. But today I want to teach you how to make a delicious and effective cough syrup and chest rub.
Elderberry Mint Cough Syrup
1 Tablespoon of dried Elderberries
1 Tablespoon of dried Echinacea (leaves are best, roots are okay)
1 Tablespoon of dried Peppermint
(Herbs can be purchased online or in the bulk section of a health food store.)
1 cup of honey
Place ingredients in a small saucepan and very gradually infuse over medium low heat. Swirl the pan often to keep from burning. After 20 minutes or so the honey should be quite liquefied, the purple color infused, and the smell of mint should meet you. Let cool for a minute and then pour in 1/4-1/2 cup of brandy, bourbon, or the like. If you prefer not to use alcohol, use apple cider vinegar. Stir, heating slightly to liquefy if needed, then strain into a pint canning jar. Dosage is 1 teaspoon for children, 2 for adults. Stays good indefinitely.
Vapor Rub is petroleum based and really not safe for children. This is a quick remedy that you can use anytime to help breathing. In 2 Tablespoons of sunflower or olive oil add 3 drops each pine, eucalyptus, and peppermint essential oils. Rub onto chest, bottom of feet, and along cheek bones.
Wishing you a season without the crud! But at least you will be ready if it comes knocking on your door!