Here are a couple of my old tried and tested lavender recipes. Not a winter goes by without me making a bottle of tonic to keep handy for the whole family.
Place the lavender heads in a large bowls then add the brandy. Cover this with plastic wrap then leave to sit for 1 month.
After 1 month, strain the liquid into a bottle. Use 2-3 drops of this every day adding to a cup of herbal tea. Do this for 2 weeks at a time then have a break of 2 weeks. This can be taken during the winter months and is a fabulous winter tonic.
You can also use this mixture as a gargle for sore throats. Add 5 drops to a glass of water and gargle 3 times a day.
This formula is excellent for cleaning the digestive system.
Bring the water to the boil, add the lavender heads. Return to the boil then cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Drink 2-3 cups in between meals.
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