Endeavour College shares the recipe for its popular lavender lozenges after many requests.
Infuse 30g of dried lavendula flowers in 300 ml of boiling water for five minutes. Strain and press.
Measure the volume of liquid obtained, and add double the quantity of sugar e.g. for 250ml liquid add 500g sugar
Add 1 tsp cream of tartar.
Dissolve over low heat while stirring. Bring to gentle boil, careful not to go over 150oC
DO NOT STIR once boiling. Boil until mixture is straw coloured or when drips of mixture harden like toffee when added to cold water.
Pour into moulds lightly oiled or into paper patty pans.
Recipe adapted from Adams, J & Tan, E 2006, Herbal Manufacturing: How to make Medicines from Plants, Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE, Preston, Vic, Australia. p.67.
Herbal medicines should not be self-prescribed to treat illness. If you have a sore throat or other illness, please seek advice from a qualified practitioner.
Endeavour College of Natural Health is Australia's largest Higher Education provider of natural medicine courses.
The College is known as the centre of excellence for natural medicine and is respected for its internationally recognised academic teams and high calibre graduates. Endeavour offers Bachelor of Health Science degrees and Honours programs in Naturopathy, Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine, Acupuncture and Myotherapy, and a fully online Bachelor of Complementary Medicine.
Related recipes articles
Packed with warming and healing anti-inflammatory spices, these flavour-packed bliss balls make the perfect snack for when you need a boost of energy, especially during the cooler months. A great source of long-lasting complex carbohydrates to fuel your body, healthy fats to boost brain power and plant protein to keep you satisfied until your next meal, as well as an abundance of vitamins, minerals and powerful antioxidants to nourish the body, mind and soul. Yum!
When we think of healing we often go straight to the physical; healing our bones, our skin, our digestive system – yet, sometimes we need a little bit of self-indulgence or as its known ‘chocolate therapy’ to support the healing process.
Naturopaths will often look to the gut when determining the origin of many types of disease. Prebiotics by definition is foods or ingredients that selectively promote the growth or activity of beneficial microorganisms (gut bacteria), and are different to the bacteria themselves called probiotics. Prebiotic foods in this recipe include; onion, garlic, asparagus, chickpeas and the vegetables in general. Promoting the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria has flow-on effects to improve digestive function, the immune system, mental health, skin health and almost every aspect of health.