Culinary or garden sage is a delicious, aromatic plant that is also a wonderful herb for soothing a sore throat. Use by the teaspoonful as desired.
• Dried sage leaves
• Raw local honey
1. Fill a jar 1/3 full with dried sage leaves. Add some honey and stir well. Add enough honey to fill the jar the rest of the way, and give it a final stir.
2. Cover and label. Keep it on the counter, turning it upside down a couple of times a day.
3. Taste it after 5 days. If it has the desired strength, strain off the herbs through a fine mesh strainer. If the honey is thick, heat it very gently until it becomes thin enough to pour. This mixture will keep indefinitely.
Make your own herbal honey with these recipes:
Rosalee de la Forêt is an herbalist and the author of Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies that Heal. Visit www.HerbsWithRosalee.com to get your free course on herbal energetics.