If using dried marshmallow root:
4 tbsp dried marshmallow root, coarsely chopped
2 dried licorice roots, broken into small pieces
3 heads/bunches fresh elderberries
1 tsp ground cloves
peel of 1 tangerine orange
1 tsp anise seeds
1 sprig of fresh eucalyptus leaves (about 8 )
2 cups (500ml) water
1/2 cup (100ml) honey
juice of 1 lime
5 tbsp glycerin
If using fresh marshmallow root:
8 tbsp fresh marshmallow root, coarsely chopped
4 dried licorice roots, broken into small pieces
other ingredients as above
1. Put the marshmallow, licorice, elderberries, cloves, tangerine peel, anise, and eucalyptus leaves into a pan with the water. Simmer until the liquid is reduced by one-fifth. Remove the licorice and eucalyptus leaves and discard.
2. Blend the mixture in a blender until smooth. Pour back into the pan and add the honey, lime juice, and glycerin, then stir and simmer for 2 minutes.
3. Pour into sterilized, clear 1/2-pint (250-ml) bottles.
USE Take 2 tbsp 3 times a day.
STORAGE Keep refrigerated; use within 2 weeks.
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