In spring it’s hayfever; in winter it’s the cold. Summer allergies can happen too. No matter when the sniffles hit, elderflower comes to the rescue to dry up the sinuses.
It’s particularly useful for managing symptoms in kids because it tastes absolutely delicious. Combine with bioflavonoids, vitamin C, and a good antimicrobial honey and you’ve got a popsicle (or icey pole, or ice lolly) that is refreshing in the warmer months, and cools you down during a fever. All while it fixes the sniffles!
– 2 tsp dried elderflower (or 2-3 umbels fresh)
– 1/4 lemon, juiced
– 1 tsp manuka honey
– boiling water
– chopped fruit, for fun!
You’ll also need some cheesecloth and a popsicle mould.
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