Looking for a tonic syrup recipe to beat winter cold and flu? This classic tonic syrup can do wonders for our body. Forget the cold and flu commercial medicines and serve this delicious homemade remedy instead!
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Tonic Syrup | All-Natural Homemade Remedy for Cold & Flu
How to Make Tonic Syrup for Winter Cold and Flu
No matter what fun and beauty winter brings, sometimes you can’t avoid feeling down especially when you have a cold and flu. Rather than having fun with the beauty of the winter season, you get some rest and stay in your bed all day.
Well, I cannot allow that in my homestead. I cannot miss the fun winter brings. That’s why I always have a classic tonic syrup ready to serve in winter to ensure nobody catches a cold or flu!
Before we begin, make sure all your ingredients are natural extracts.
What You’ll Need:
- 2 Limes or Lemons
- 1 sprig Rosemary
- 1 sprig Mint
- 1 sprig Tarragon
- 1 dropper full Echinacea Extract
- 1 dropper full American Ginseng Extract
- 1 dropper full Digestive Bitters
- Splash of Elderberry Extract
- Splash of Cranberry Juice
- Distilled Water
- Quart Container
- Chopping Board
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Step 1: Slice the Limes
Slice the limes into halves. You can also use lemons or use both.
Step 2: Squeeze the Limes
Give your limes a good squeeze to extract the juice. This will be your liquid base at the bottom of the jar for mixing the rest of the ingredients.
Step 3: Bruising the Herbs
One by one, bruise or twist the rosemary, mint, and tarragon to release its natural oils and flavor. Add it to the jar with your lime juice.
Step 4: Add the Rest of the Ingredients
Add the rest of the ingredients, 1 dropper full echinacea extract, 1 dropper full American ginseng extract, 1 dropper full digestive bitters, a splash of elderberry extract, a splash of cranberry juice, and give it a good mix.
Step 5: Top It off With Distilled Water
Top it off with distilled water until your jar is filled. Then, that’s it! Your very own all-natural tonic syrup to fight off winter cold and flu!
Watch this video by Bon Appétit on how to make an anti-cold health tonic:
Isn’t that quick and easy? Everything looks great when you feel great, my fellow homesteaders! Catching a cold or flu is the last thing we want to happen. Prepare this tonic syrup and don’t allow cold and flu to beat you this winter.
Do you know other homemade tonic syrup recipe? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on January 2017 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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