‘What garden plants can you use to infuse with honey?’

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

Gumweed Infusing in Honey

Infused Honey

Honey is nature’s anti-bacterial and can be enjoyed with meals, in recipes and as a medicinal. Imagine infused honey with your favorite flowers and getting the added benefit of nature’s nutrition.

I began creating infused honey with Gumweed, Grindelia squarrosa  to create a natural home-made remedy for colds and coughs.  Researching the benefits and characteristics of different flowers, leaves, stems and roots, I wondered how to increase ways to enjoy them more often as part of my diet simply and easily.  My goal was to not wait until an illness presented itself  but to find new ways of increasing healthy lifestyle changes as a preventative to illness.

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Here are some of the plants and their medicinal qualities that I have infused with honey and enjoyed.  For more about their nutritional characteristics visit the plant links.

  • Bay Flower – aches & pain, headaches & migraines, stress, sleep aid, colic, flatulence, eyes,  antiseptic, diuretic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory
  • Dandelion  –  PMS,  depression, fatigue, digestive aid, natural diuretic, blood cleanser, detoxify, tinnitus, tonsillitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, osteoporosis, abscesses, heart health, mammary tumors, warts
  • Evening Primrose – Mood enhancer, skin remedy, first aid, endocrine system, digestion, hair
  • Gumweed – sedative, antispasmodic, and expectorant, ear & throat infections, muscle relaxer
  • Lilac – worms, malaria, fever
  • Oregon Grape – natural antibiotic, anti-inflammatory,  liver & gallbladder, skin conditions
  • Privet – Energy, Std’s, Eyes and more…..

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Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.