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Making 5th Chakra Herbal Syrup for Winter Wellness

A spice bottle filled with a winter herbal syrup made from organic wellness herbs like echinacea purpurea, cinnamon, fennel, cloves, marshmallow, and ginger. A spoonful of herbal syrup made with licorice root and honey.

We've been crafting herbal teas for nearly 30 years, and 5th Chakra has become one of our most beloved blends. Especially wonderful during the winter woes, the sweet, citrus, and warming spices combined with Echinacea for immune support* and soothing marshmallow root make this tea the perfect base for a seasonal wellness syrup.

What I love about the 5th Chakra blend is the feeling I get after finishing a hot mugful; there are just so many amazing herbs at work here! I love the warming nature of licorice and ginger, not to mention the amazing flavors. Ginger and fennel are both amazing aromatic herbs used to help support the digestive and respiratory systems*, leaving me with a clean and clear feeling inside and out. Echinacea purpurea root is an amazing alternative which is also used to support immune health*, and marshmallow root is a well-known demulcent, providing our bodies with natural mucilage that soothes and moistens the mucous membranes of the respiratory and digestive tracts*. Needless to say, this herbal blend is a true workhorse during the cold winter months. 

So, let's take this amazing blend and turn it into an herbal syrup. By taking the time to extract all the goodness of these herbs, plus adding the natural benefits of honey to the mix, you're creating a simple and delicious formula for winter wellness. Kids will love it, too, for its sweet taste and versatility. You can put it on pancakes for breakfast, or on ice cream after dinner!

5th Chakra tea is a blend of licorice root, echinacea pururea root, ginger root, cinnamon, fennel seed, orange peel, marshmallow root, and cloves. Making an herbal syrup from this tea blend can be used for winter sniffles.

5th Chakra Herbal Syrup

Makes about 3 cups of syrup

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Combine 1/2 cup loose 5th Chakra tea with 1 quart cold water in a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Strain the tea and measure the liquid.
  4. Add an equal amount of honey.
  5. Gently heat for a few minutes until well combined. Do not boil!
  6. Add optional brandy or tincture to give an herbal boost and extend shelf life.
  7. Label, keep refrigerated, and use within one month.

 

Pro Tips:

  • Herbal syrups can easily be tailored to your favorite herbs and blends. Try making a classic elderberry syrup, or use a combination of your other favorite herbs!

 

 

Want another herbal syrup to add to your arsenal?

Try Our Wild Cherry Bark Throat Syrup Recipe!

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* For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

A spice bottle filled with a winter herbal syrup made from organic wellness herbs like echinacea purpurea, cinnamon, fennel, cloves, marshmallow, and ginger. A spoonful of herbal syrup made with licorice root and honey.

 


Topics: Inside Mountain Rose Herbs, Specialty Ingredients, Tea & Herbal Drinks

Tim

Written by Tim on December 26, 2019

Tim is our Marketing Assistant here at Mountain Rose Herbs. He arrived in Oregon after serving in Zambia as a Peace Corps Volunteer where he worked on a variety of projects ranging from food security, conservation farming, and HIV/AIDS outreach. His first years in Oregon were spent working in rural, coastal areas, researching food systems and the impacts of local food programs. Tim spends most of his free time playing guitar for his band that tours throughout the Pacific Northwest.


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