Herbal Syrup

Syrups are sweet, thick liquids made by mixing herbal infusions or decoctions with honey or unrefined sugar.

They are good for soothing sore throat and can make it easier to take bitter or unpleasant-tasting herbs, especially for children.


To make a syrup, you need to infuse or simmer the herb for the maximum time to get the most out of its medicinal properties. At least 15 minutes should be allowed for infusions and 30 minutes for decoctions.

Strain the liquid through a sieve and mix it with the equal amount of honey or sugar. You can also add tinctures to the cooled syrup to make it more effective.

Once you've made the syrup, pour it into sterilized glass jars and store them in a cool, dark place with cork stoppers to prevent fermentation. You can take 1-2 teaspoons of syrup three times a day to get the desired effect. Homemade syrups last for up to six months.
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