This potently flavored syrup is a medicinal must-have to strengthen immunity during the flu season. Garlic has potent antiviral properties, and astragalus is traditionally used in Chinese medicine to stimulate the immune system.
- Heat the water, garlic cloves, and astragalus roots in a saucepan over a low heat until the liquid is reduced to approximately 16 ounces.(10 minutes)
- Strain the herbs from the mixture and discard them in the compost. Pour the liquid back into the saucepan.(2 minutes)
- Add the honey and warm the mixture until the honey is thoroughly combined.(10 minutes)
- Remove from heat; leave to cool, then pour syrup into a bottle for storage.(3 minutes)
This syrup will keep for several weeks when stored in the refrigerator, ready to use as required. Take up to 3 teaspoons every day to boost immune system activity and help prevent the flu. Consult a doctor for a more personalized dosage.