Violet cough syrup

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Stormy Stewart

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@karlyn255

Violets have been used to improve acne, anger, asthma, bronchitis, colds, eczema, fever, fibrocystic breast disease, grief, headache, heartbreak, lymphatic congestion, mastitis, mumps, psoriasis, scurvy, sore throat, ulcers, urinary tract infection, varicose veins, and whooping cough.

Apply a cloth soaked in violet leaf and/or flower tea to the back of the neck to treat headaches.

The flowers are eaten as a breath freshener.

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Ingredients

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1/2 c
plus 2 tablespoons violet flowers cleaned
1 qt
water
7 1/2 c
sugar

How to Make Violet cough syrup

Step-by-Step

  • 1Remove the little white part at the base of the petals. Then steep the petals in hot water overnight. The next day, filter this infusion and melt the sugar into it, slowly, until you get a syrupy consistency.

    Bottle or if making for later use you can put in jelly jars and boiling water bath 20 minutes to seal for shelf life. Makes a great addition to a sick basket.
  • 2Use: Take 4 tablespoons a day for light coughs and sore throats.

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About Violet cough syrup

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #cough-syrup, #herbal




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