If you, like me, want to practice seasonal herbalism, chances are you are currently in the process of stocking your fall apothecary. Today, I want to share 5 herbal syrups from the Growing Up Herbal blog that would make a great addition to your apothecary this season.
Before I share these recipes, let me first share some helpful blog posts on the basics of herbal syrups with you.
Foundations of Herbal Syrup Making
First off, if you are new to making herbal syrups, you can get a brief overview of this type of herbal preparation in my post: How To Make Herbal Syrups, Honeys, and Oxymels.
Next, if you want to learn how to make the herbal syrups in your fall apothecary shelf-stable, you can learn how I do it in my video: How To Make Shelf-Stable Herbal Syrups.
Finally, if you’re vegan and not a fan of using honey when making herbal syrups, you can check out this guest post I wrote for the Herbal Academy: How To Make Vegan Herbal Syrups.
Okay, so now that we’ve got some foundational things out of the way, let’s get to the 5 herbal syrups to include in your fall apothecary this year.
Herbal Syrups for Bacterial and Viral Illnesses
The first herbal syrup I want to share with you is one of my favorites. It’s an herbal syrup I’ve been making for years, and it’s one the whole family uses. Any guesses?
If you guessed garlic syrup, then you are right. And yes, even my kids take this one!! You can learn more about why this herbal syrup is beneficial as well as how to make and use it in the post below. I even have a video showing you how I make it!
The next syrup is another fall apothecary staple. Elderberry syrup! But not just any elderberry syrup. Oh, no. This one packs a powerful punch which is why I call it the “ultimate” elderberry syrup. Learn how it’s beneficial as well as how to make and use it in the post below.
Herbal Syrups for Coughs
Now, the next three herbal syrups center on coughs. Since coughing is a common symptom one may experience during the cooler months of the year, these herbal syrups may be a perfect preparation to keep in your fall apothecary. The thing about the next three recipes is that they’re all quite different. Let’s take a look at them.
The first syrup for coughs is for a wild cherry cough syrup for those pesky non-stop spastic coughs that are dry and sometimes itchy. You know, the kind that leaves your throat and neck muscles all sore from coughing so much. Yep… that one. Get the recipe and learn how it works in the post below.
The next herbal syrup for coughs is a honey onion cough syrup. I learned this recipe from herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, and it’s super easy to make using ingredients you likely have on hand in your pantry. This syrup is for those dry, non-productive coughs that leave your chest feeling heavy and congestion but the mucous won’t seem to move.
The last syrup for your fall apothecary is one your kids will love, especially if they aren’t big fans of herbal syrups. This one is for a chocolate herbal cough syrup, and it tastes great. Get the recipe below!
More Herbal Recipes for your Fall Apothecary
Okay, friends! I hope you’ve found this blog post so very helpful and inspiring when it comes to some herbal syrups to stock in your fall apothecary. If you’re looking for some additional herbal preparations to keep your family well during the autumn season, be sure to check out my video on 10 Must-Have Herbal Preparations for the Fall Home Apothecary.
Love and light,