Powerful Lemon Balm Ginger Syrup for better health

fresh cut lemon balm

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Make a delicious lemon balm ginger syrup that will help you fight off whatever crud comes your way

My lemon balm is growing like CRAZY. I cut it back to make a big container of tea just a few days ago and the plants are bigger than they were before already! We’re very focused right now on staying healthy and making sure our immune systems have all the fire power possible, so I’m thankful to be able to make lemon balm ginger syrup. 

Before cures came in a bottle, people looked to plants such as herbs & spices to create natural remedies. But these plants are still powerful options to soothe many common ailments. Lemon Balm should be a staple in your natural remedy stash. Lemon balm helps deal with headaches, stomach aches, nausea, and anxious feelings. It’s antiviral qualities soothe a variety of viral issues such as cold sores, chicken pox, shingles, as well as most strains of the flu. (1)

Making a syrup with ginger adds to the benefits by helping fight nausea and queasiness that often accompany illnesses. It adds a warming quality, especially useful when you have the chills. Be sure to get organic ginger (or try growing your own) so you’re not adding anything undesirable to the syrup.

Daily immune support

Take this tasty syrup by the spoonful, mix into warm water for a tea, or add to the second ferment of water kefir and use as needed for relief of minor symptoms of cold or flu. You can also use a spoonful daily to help support your immune system. It’s so good you won’t get any complaints about using this natural remedy. 

chopped lemon balm in saucepan

For the syrup, you need fresh chopped lemon balm. You can use dried if that’s all you have available but use fresh if possible. You also need sugar, water, fresh ginger, and lemon essential oil. The essential oil is optional. It adds another punch of power to the syrup with its own ability to support your immune system. Make sure to use a high quality oil that is safe for internal use.

straining lemon balm and ginger in saucepan

To make the syrup, you simply combine the sugar and water, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved. Add in the lemon balm and ginger, cover and continue to simmer for 15 minutes. After that, you remover from heat let sit for about an hour. Strain out the lemon balm and ginger, add the essential oil and you’re ready to go!

Lemon Balm Ginger Syrup

This  lemon balm ginger syrup is a delicious way to support your immune system

Ingredients

1 cup fresh chopped Lemon Balm (if you use dried, use 1/2 cup)

1 cup water (distilled or filtered is preferred)

1 cup sugar 

1/2-3/4 cup peeled and chopped organic ginger

6-10 drops lemon essential oil (optional)

Instructions

In a sauce pan over medium heat, combine sugar and water and stir constantly until sugar is dissolved. Add the ginger and lemon balm and continue to heat, bring to a light boil.

Cover, reduce heat and allow to simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool and steep in the covered ban for about an hour. Strain out lemon balm and ginger; add essential oil if using and place into bottle with a tight seal. You can use the ginger slices to make candied ginger but I haven’t figured out a use for the lemon balm yet. 

Store in the refrigerator. This syrup will keep for several weeks. 

 

If you have chronic medical problems, are pregnant or nursing, have worsening symptoms or you feel concerned about your illness, check with your doctor or health care provider for their professional and personalized advice.

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