Violet syrup.

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Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
From: (ROSE)
Date: 19 Dec 1995 14:30:32 GMT
Subject: violet syrup

For those of you who requested the recipe for violet syrup -- here goes;

  • Fill a jar with violet blossoms, cover with boiling water (just to cover)
  • Cover, and let sit for 24 hours. Strain infusion, discard petals.
  • For each cup of violet extraction, add the juice of ½ lemon, and 2 cups of sugar. Place all in a stainless or glass pot.
  • Bring to a boil, then pour into sterilized jars and seal (with cap, glass stopper, etc). Store in refrigerator.
  • Color will change with lemon juice addition.

Lasts for 1 year. Dosage 1 tsp to 1 TBL for sore throats. Warning; acts as a mild laxative also.