Elderflower Cough Syrup
So, the flu, (or something flu-like) made its way into our house last week and is still here. The kids seem okay actually, just a few days of symptoms, but I have not been so lucky. I am on day 7 (!) of feeling like crud. It's mostly pain in my ears and throat which is intensely uncomfortable. I was feeling a little better this weekend and made some old-timey natural remedies.
This Elderflower cough syrup is made using super strong elderflower tea, honey, and a juiced lemon. It really makes my throat feel better. I found quite a few elderflower recipes (scroll down) in looking around and need to revisit them under better circumstances. See more here. There is a recipe for elderberry syrup in this book that I love, but it didn't call for straining the herb out of the syrup, which seemed odd to me—so I strained it per other recipes I found and used honey instead of sugar to sweeten it. I have also become a huge fan of herbal steams in the last 4 days.
The stickers on this jar are from The Small Object Labels & Stickers set which I love with much intensity and am convinced will make this cough syrup more powerful.