Garlic and Astragalus Syrup to Surpass Flu Season

Garlic and Astragalus Syrup to Surpass Flu Season
  • Type
    Syrup
  • Difficulty
    Easy
  • Flavor
    Sweet
  • Estimated Time
    25 Minutes
  • Served
    Cold
  • Form of Use
    Oral

Ingredients

  • Garlic
    Garlic
  • Astragalus
    Astragalus
  • Water
    Water
  • Honey
    Honey
  • 12 cloves of Garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of Astragalus (root; dried)
  • 2 pints of Water
  • 1 cup of Honey

Directions

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.

  1. Heat the water, garlic cloves, and astragalus roots in a saucepan over a low heat until the liquid is reduced to approximately 1 pint.(10 minutes)
  2. Strain the herbs from the mixture and discard them in the compost. Pour the liquid back into the saucepan.(2 minutes)
  3. Add the honey and warm the mixture until the honey is thoroughly combined.(10 minutes)
  4. 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. If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, increase dosage as required.