Honeysuckle, that flower many of us picked and pulled apart to drink the droplet of sweet nectar from is full of medicinal benefits. So while out hiking and snacking on those sweet, beautiful blossoms bring some back for medicine making. Extract those medicinal properties by learning how to make honeysuckle glycerite.
Making a glycerite is an easy process, there is time involved but it’s not hands on time.
How to Make Honeysuckle Glycerite
Fill a clean glass jar with honeysuckle blossoms and unopened buds, leaving about 1/2″ headspace. Pour food-grade vegetable glycerin over the honeysuckle, again leaving the 1/2″ headspace. Give everything a stir and put on a lid. Put the jar in a sunny window and let it infuse for one month. Shake the jar every once in a while to keep the leaves from floating above the glycerin. At the end of the month strain the flowers from the glycerin. Bottle and label the honeysuckle glycerite for storage.
How to Use Honeysuckle Glycerite
Use the glycerite as a soothing and healing treatment for sore throat by taking 1 teaspoon up to three times a day.
It is also said that honeysuckle can help cool hot flashes and ease respiratory infections.
Make up a small batch this summer to have on hand for those sore throats that come later in the year.
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