Herbal Honey to Protect Against Colds—Rosemary, Sage, and Thyme
Equipment 16oz glass jar with lid, Crockpot
Serves: 16oz
  • ½ cup fresh rosemary
  • ½ cup fresh sage
  • ¼ fresh thyme
  • ½ fresh ginger root (large/thin pieces) *so that it strains easy
  • 1½ cup local honey
How To Make
  1. Rinse herbs and fully dry.
  2. Crush herbs in a pestle and mortar to release the oils - this way they will infuse even more
  3. Place and press the herbs down in the mason jar. Entire jar should be filled with herbs to the top.
  4. Pour in honey and fully coat herbs.
  5. Stir (make sure all herbs are fully coated in honey). Add more honey if necessary to cover the top of the herbs.
  6. Put the jar in a crockpot and add water (not so high that the jar falls or gets water into it). Make sure to keep your jar uncovered and crockpot open so that the water in the honey and herbs can steam away. This gives the honey a longer shelf life. On the other hand, if you want to keep more of the aromatic essential oil compounds in there, you can lightly cover the vessel, but NEVER SEAL.
  7. Set to low and keep on crockpot for 6-12 hours. You want the honey to get warm enough that it is runny, but never bubbling. Adjust as needed, to make sure that honey does not get too high of a temperature (ideally kept between 100 to 130F).
  8. Strain the honey through a fine-mesh strainer while it's still hot (be careful your jar may be hot!)
  9. You can take a spoonful of the honey straight from the jar or stir it into tea.
Storage Store your herb-infused honey in a cool, dark place in a tightly sealed jar to help maintain optimal freshness.
Recipe by HormonesBalance.com at https://hormonesbalance.com/recipes/herbal-honey-for-hormones-and-immunity/