As an herbalist, I enjoy making many herbal remedies at home. These Rose Ginger Pastilles are a quick and easy recipe to support immune and respiratory health. Each of these ingredients also promotes digestive health so that you may notice relief from digestive issues as well.
You can chew this medicinal pastille or let it dissolve in the mouth like a lozenge.
Here are just some of the many benefits these incredible herbs and spices offer.
- Dried rose petals – Rose petals are a good source of vitamins and phytonutrients, including vitamin C, iron, calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin E. They also offer gallic acid, an antioxidant compound with anticancer, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and pain-relieving effects. (1)
- Ginger – There are so many reasons to love ginger. In the winter months, ginger is a potent immune-supporting ally. Ginger (even ground) is a powerful antioxidant and helps lower inflammation in the body. (2)
- Cardamom – Cardamom contains phytochemicals that have both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. (3)
- Licorice root – Licorice root helps boost immunity and contains two compounds that exhibit antiviral properties. These compounds may make licorice root useful at fighting multiple viruses. Licorice is traditionally used to help relieve coughing and soothe respiratory issues. (4)
- Honey – To enjoy the medicinal benefits of honey at its fullest potential (and to support your local ecosystem), want local raw honey. Honey has antimicrobial properties that help improve the body’s healing processes and works as a balm to soothe sore throats and coughs. (5)
- ½ cup dried rose petals
- 2 teaspoons ginger root powder
- ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
- ¼ teaspoon licorice root powder
- 1 heaping tablespoon raw honey
- Grind dried rose petals into fine powder. Transfer to a small mixing bowl and combine with ginger, cardamom, licorice, and honey. Mix until thoroughly combined.
- Roll into small (⅛ - ¼ teaspoon) balls using your hands.
- Store in a dry, air tight jar and away from direct sunlight for up to 2 weeks. Place in fridge to extend shelf life up to 2 months.
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- Vinokur, Yakov, et al. “Rose Petal Tea as an Antioxidant-rich Beverage: Cultivar Effects.” Journal of Food Science. Volume 71, 2006, Pages S42-S47
- Mao QQ, Xu XY, Cao SY, et al. “Bioactive Compounds and Bioactivities of Ginger” (Zingiber officinale Roscoe). Foods. 2019;8(6):185. Published 2019 May 30.
- Souissi, Mariem, et al. “Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activities of cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) extracts: Potential therapeutic benefits for periodontal infections.” Anaerobe, Volume 61, 2020
- Wang, Liqiang et al. “The antiviral and antimicrobial activities of licorice, a widely-used Chinese herb.” Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B, Volume 5, Issue 4, 2015, Pages 310-315
- Paul, Ian M et al. “Effect of honey, dextromethorphan, and no treatment on nocturnal cough and sleep quality for coughing children and their parents.” Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine vol. 161,12 (2007): 1140-6