Herbalists talk a lot about their favourite medicines, menstrua and methods, but it is my unsolicited opinion that herbal honey doesn’t get near the attention it deserves.
I have recently been turned on to the joy of medicine-making with unpasteurized honey through my herbalism apprenticeship with Jessy Delleman of Fireweed Farm. She’s a(n) herbal honey master. She makes medicine go down a whole lot easier, teaspoon of sugar be damned! Seriously. Take her classes, peruse her herbs, buy her tinctures, order her herbal honey—you will not be disappointed.
Over the last couple of months I’ve made medicinal herbal honeys with red elderflower, grand fir tips, nettles, wild rose, linden, lavender & yarrow, grindelia and pineapple weed. I have big plans for Queen Anne’s Lace, mint, elecampane root, and Douglas Fir…
So, why do I have such a thing for herbal honeys. Well, first of all…honey. It’s the stuff of ancient magic.