2 cups Irish moss – Chondrus crispus seaweed
4 tbsp fennel seeds
4 tbsp mint leaves
2 cups (500ml) water
2/3 cup (25ml) glycerin
4 tbsp baking soda
1. Simmer the Irish moss, fennel seeds, and mint leaves in the water for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the liquid has reduced to 1 cup (250ml).
2. Mix in a blender with the glycerin until smooth, then strain through a sieve covered with cheesecloth. Leave to cool.
3. Whisk in the baking soda, then pour the mixture through a funnel into a sterilized bottle.
USE Take 2 tsp whenever you feel symptoms coming on. See your doctor if symptoms persist for more than a few days.
STORAGE Keeps for 1 month in the refrigerator.
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