A herbal medicinal gift that captures the essence of rosemary: infusing rosemary in raw honey makes a beautiful food as medicine tonic and a potent healthcare product as both rosemary and honey have many benefits.
HONEY • Natural Antibiotic • Prebiotic Food • Skin healing • Antioxidant & Enzyme Rich • Soothing
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF ROSEMARY
♦ rosemary is a nutritive tonic for the nervous system and can help lower stress hormones.
♦ rosemary is a premier herb for mental focus, alertness, memory, concentration, blood flow to the brain.
♦ stimulates digestive enzymes, relieves gas, bloating, indigestion.
♦ relieves colds/flu symptoms, headaches, congestion; Rosemary is warming and stimulating.
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Rosemary Infused Raw Honey
GLASS JAR or Mason Jar – 1 cup capacity.
ROSEMARY LEAVES pull off the central woody stem. FILL JAR ¾ full of leaves – press down to pack lightly.
POUR over raw honey. With a skewer or teaspoon, gently and slowly move around the leaves to ensure that honey fills every part of the jar and that there are no gaps or air pockets – gentle tap jar base then press down rosemary & tap a repeat few times.
TOP OFF jar with honey filling almost to the top rim. Tap base on the counter gently to ensure every last air bubble is out.
LID-ON – label & date jar and store in a cool dark place to infuse. I like to infuse my honey for 2 lunar cycles or 8 weeks before using it. 4 weeks is the minimum. Personally, I do not strain out the rosemary; I leave it in the jar and spoon out the honey as needed.
USES – Culinary & Medicinal
drizzle over fruit platters, cereals, yoghurts, desserts.
as a spread as you would regular honey.
in salad dressings, vinaigrettes.
as a tonic in warm lemon drinks & teas when you feel a cold | virus coming on.
mixing into drinks cold & warm to add sweetness & powerful anti-microbial properties.
skin healing, use on cuts, skin blemishes, acne and fungal infections.
WINTER TONIC – a great tonic to have on hand during the cold & flu season.
MELTING CANDIED RAW HONEY – gently warm on the stove until just warm and beginning to melt. Set the jar in a warm safe place to melt. PLACE glass jar in a pot of hot water.
PRESERVE all the flavours and medicinal properties of raw honey use low warming heat, not high heat. Stir into hot water & tea don’t pour boiling water over raw honey.
STORE LONG TERM – In my experience, infused raw honey does not candy completely due to the plants’ natural water & essential oil content; you can store Rosemary Infused Honey with the plant material for a long time – flavour and essential oils content may alter over time.