- Golden Blend Recipe contributed by Juliane Miklos, The Gardener Jules @thegardenerjules
- Allergy Season Fire Cider contributed by LeAnn Hill, Bat Lady Herbalist, @batladyherbalist
Golden blend, a mix of homegrown herbs for urinary tract infections and kidney support specifically, highlighting Goldenrod ✨ by Jules
3 parts Goldenrod Leaves & Flowers
2 parts Biden’s Alba Leaves & Flowers
2 parts Lemon Balm
1 part Chanca Piedra
1 part Lemongrass
1 part Lippia Alba
A recipe in parts means you can adapt to whatever measuring size you have, say teaspoons for 1 cup or ounces if wanting to make a bigger batch to have on hand.
You can edit & adapt this with whatever you have available or are looking for different things. If you have Dandelion and calendula you can mix that with Goldenrod for a liver cleanse // circulation support blend.
You can blend Goldenrod with Yarrow Flowers and Elder Flowers for an antihistamine blend.
You can blend Goldenrod with Ginger and Cinnamon for a spicy digestive support tisane.
Literally your apothecary and garden are your oysters! I’m just giving a recipe to inspire y’all to play around and mix up your own tisane blends at home.
Allergy Season Fire Cider (with Goldenrod) by LeAnn Hill
1 medium Onion, chopped
10 cloves of Garlic, smashed
2 Turmeric Roots, sliced thin or grated
1-2 Hot Peppers of your choice (I like Serrano Peppers, but they are much hotter than Jalepenos), sliced thin
1 Lemon, sliced thin (with the peel)
½ cup fresh Ginger Root, sliced thin or grated (or Ginger Root powder)
½ cup fresh Horseradish Root, sliced thin or grated (or Horseradish powder)
¼ cup fresh Lemongrass, chopped
¼ cup fresh Goldenrod leaves, chopped (or you can also use 4 tsp. dried)
¼ tsp. Cayenne powder
4 tsp. dried Horehound leaves
2 tsp. dried Oregano leaves
2 Tbsp. dried Rosemary leaves
Apple Cider Vinegar (as much as you may need to fill your jar)
Raw, Local Honey (to taste)
- Prepare your roots, fruits, and herbs and place them in a glass jar. You may need to spread them over multiple jars depending on the size of jar you are using.
- Pour the apple cider vinegar in the jar until all of the ingredients are covered and the vinegar sit ¼ inch below the jar’s top.
- Use a piece of natural parchment paper under the lid to keep the vinegar from touching the metal, or a plastic lid if you have one. Shake well.
- Store in a dark, cool place for about 4-6 weeks and remember to shake daily.
- After 4-6 weeks, use cheesecloth to strain out the pulp, pouring the vinegar into a clean jar. Be sure to squeeze as much of the liquid from the pulp as you can while straining.
- Pour in ¼ cup of Honey and stir until incorporated.
- Taste your cider and add more honey until you reach the desired sweetness.
Fire Cider is a very popular remedy and has become a staple in my home. Since my family and I all suffer from seasonal allergies, I started adding more allergy specific herbs to my Fire Cider recipe. It really helps knock out those hay fever symptoms and keeps up our immunity. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do. Don’t forget to use all organic produce and herbs!