Herbal Apple Cider
Herbal Apple Cider…simple to make, with endless creative opportunities! Basically a mulled cider but with all the nourishing benefits of herbal medicine:
2 cups apple cider or apple juice
2 cinnamon sticks
A few cloves and star anise
1 pinch of nutmeg
A few pieces of chopped dried licorice root and/or astragalus root
1 orange peel or dried orange peels
2 Tablespoons chamomile flowers
A bit of chopped fresh ginger
Add the cider, water, cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise, nutmeg, orange peel and roots to a pot.
Cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes - do not boil!
Remove from the stove and add the chamomile flowers and ginger. Stir gently.
Replace the lid and continue to steep the herbs for about 5 minutes.
Strain and ENJOY!
Making your own dried blend is a wonderful gift to give loved ones - place whichever dried herbs and spices you’d like to add into small muslin bags, and place them all in a pretty jar.