Soothing Syrup of Violets

Use this for chesty coughs, nervous tension, insomnia and as a mild laxative.  Take 2 teaspoons a day.

 

Pour one litre of freshly boiled water over ¼ kg of fresh violet flowers. Cover and leave to infuse for 24 hours.

Strain through a muslin cloth and discard the flowers.

Measure the remaining liquid and add an equal amount of honey or sugar.

Simmer until it becomes a syrupy consistency

Pour into clean, sterilised jars.

Label clearly

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