Fresh from the refrigerator . . . boneset syrup. I made this a couple weeks ago in preparation for winter cold and flu season. I was unsure if I would need it since I do not often get colds (although last year I succcumbed for a while). Surprise! I started feeling badly and checked in with my MAP team about what herbs I could use to help alleviate my symptoms. I pulled out and began using the boneset syrup for two-three days, along with boneset tea and goldenrod tea (which I’ve been drinking daily since I started drying the goldenrod). It worked! I am feeling much better and believe I have bypassed any symptoms more severe than a tickle in the throat, sore eyes and swollen lymph glands in the neck area. Of course, it helps to get plenty of sleep and drink more water, too.
I used the basic recipe outlined by Patricia Kyritsi Howell in Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians. Here are some photos of parts of the process . . .