Pejuta Oniya (Breath Medicine) Honey Syrup
16oz amber glass bottle
Ingredients: Raw Organic Honey, Distilled water, White Willow Bark, Elderberry, Mullein leaf, Horehound
Dosage: adults 3-4 tablespoons per dosage up to 4 times per day. children 1-2 tablespoons per dose up to 4 times per day
Storage: to prolong the life of your honey syrup, place in cool dark place (refrigerator is best) within 1 to 2 months of purchase.
Raw Organic Honey: In addition to being a sweet treat, honey has many medicinal virtues. According to a review in Pharmacognosy Research, it was historically used for a wide range of diseases, including eye diseases, bronchial asthma, throat infections, tuberculosis, thirst, hiccups, fatigue, dizziness, hepatitis, constipation, worm infestation, piles, eczema, ulcers, and wounds. Today, studies have validated many of these uses, especially in regards to respiratory illnesses (including sore throats and coughs), eye disease, and wounds and burns.
While honey alone offers potent medicine, infusing honey with medicinal herbs results in a simple yet powerful combination. Herbal honey is one of my favorite remedies, not only because of its safety and effectiveness, but also because this medicine can be made entirely from local ingredients, thus creating a beautiful and reciprocal relationship between plants, insects, and humans. We can grow the flowering plants that bees love; delight in their busy buzzing as they drink up the nectar; tend to their hives (or support local beekeepers); and then marry the resulting honey with herbal medicines for ourselves, friends, and family.
White Willow Bark:
Willow bark's analgesic (pain-relieving) and antipyretic (fever-reducing) properties have been touted since as far back as 4th-century Greece when users would chew on the bark for rapid pain relief. Indigenous people would also chew the bark for pain relief and keep it close, it was also used in a lot of soups / stews after butchering, hunting or long days of moving camps.
The growing popularity of natural medicines has fueled a renewed interest in willow bark. It is considered by some to be a reasonable alternative to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin, Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleve (naproxen). Alternative practitioners contend that willow bark can safely treat a host of pain disorders, including headache, low back pain, knee pain, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. There are even some who say that it can aid in weight loss.
Elderberries pack an impressive nutrition punch. One cup of fresh elderberries has just 105 calories and packs a whopping 10 grams of fiber and 58% of the recommended daily vitamin C.
But the potential benefits go beyond basic nutrition. Elderberries are rich in flavonoids—those naturally occurring compounds in fruits and vegetables that may provide some anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Elderberries are particularly high in anthocyanins, the same deep purple color pigments that give blackberries and blueberries their rich color. Scientists believe these components may be responsible for elderberry's immune-boosting effects.
Mullein is used for cough, whooping cough, tuberculosis, bronchitis, hoarseness, pneumonia, earaches, colds, chills, flu, swine flu, fever, allergies, tonsillitis, and sore throat. Other uses include asthma, diarrhea, colic, gastrointestinal bleeding, migraines, joint pain, and gout. It is also used as a sedative and as a diuretic to increase urine output.
Marrubium vulgare herb is used as a cough suppressant, and expel catarrh. ‘Materia Medica Vegetabilis’ gave directions for the preparation of M. vulgare decoction with honey against bronchitis and coughs. The herb is used to prepare the well-known horehound candy, which, due to its pleasant taste is used to relieve cough, hoarseness, and bronchitis.