Here are a couple of my old tried and tested lavender recipes. Not a winter goes by without me making a bottle of tonic to keep handy for the whole family.
- 200 grams fresh lavender heads
- 1/2 cup brandy
Place the lavender heads in a large bowls then add the brandy. Cover this with plastic wrap then leave to sit for 1 month.
After 1 month, strain the liquid into a bottle. Use 2-3 drops of this every day adding to a cup of herbal tea. Do this for 2 weeks at a time then have a break of 2 weeks. This can be taken during the winter months and is a fabulous winter tonic.
You can also use this mixture as a gargle for sore throats. Add 5 drops to a glass of water and gargle 3 times a day.
This formula is excellent for cleaning the digestive system.
- 50 grams fresh lavender heads
- 1 liter spring or mineral water
Bring the water to the boil, add the lavender heads. Return to the boil then cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Drink 2-3 cups in between meals.
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