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Shoshanna's Honey Tincture

by Lauren Brandt

February 2012

Are you or your kids needing an immune boost over the "flu season"? This delicious honey tincture will insure that you and your loved ones stay healthy and happy!


1/4 cup yarrow flowers
3/4 cup whole elderberries
1/4 cup echinacea purpurea herb
Raw honey


Pour all herbs in a glass pint jar and cover with honey. If honey is stiff, warm until easily poured and fill 1/2 inch from the top. Cap jar and place on top of a towel or rag in a medium sized pot. Fill the pot with water to right below the rim of the lid on the glass jar, and turn the stove on the lowest setting (warm, not boiling). Cook for three days, occasionally adding more water to the pot (NEVER pour cold water on a hot glass jar, as it will crack or explode). After three days remove honey tincture and set aside to cool. Strain the herbs with a cheese cloth or clean tee shirt material. Label and store in a wide mouth jar for easy access.

Stay healthy! Take a walk in the park. Climb a hill and sing your favorite song. Enjoy your good health and live life to the fullest!

FDA Warning: Do not feed honey to infants under one year of age.

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I purchased quite a few herbal books recommended by BHS before heading over here and many of them have been very helpful. Many of the Filipinos are fond of using herbs up here on the mountains and even grow some in their gardens. I lent a friend three herbal books- Practical Herbalism, Growing 101 Herbs That Heal and The How-To Herb Book. She was so happy to see pictures of the herbs she has in her own garden and that she can finally label each one and learn of its advantage and hopefully put it to proper use. Mountains of thanks to BHS! In Christ, Grace

Did You Know?

Split ends and frail hair can be drastically reduced by simply consuming Horsetail cut and/or powder. Also, weak and thin fingernails can be stronger and thicker after just a few weeks. The nutritional structure of Horsetail is well known as one of the best cures for such annoyances. Just add a bit of the cut herb to any tea combination. In a tincture, it would even be more effective. The powder can also be encapsulated, if you prefer. Continue usage even after you see improvements to make them more permanent.

Kelp would be our second choice as a nutritional powerhouse that can make a noticeable difference. Consuming both would be the best way to tackle it.