The herb of choice: Woodruff (Galium Odoratum)
What are the benefits of this amazing little herb?
It helps with:
Disclaimer: This is not a medical treatment and does not replace your health practitioner. If you suffer from any of the above medical problems, and they persist over a longer period of time, please consult your practitioner.
Now, I must admit, I have been searching for this beauty in the wild for some time now, and was delighted to find some on my Wild Garlic picking morning last week.
I brought home about 30g of the herb last week and decided that I would make some Woodruff Syrup to mark the occasion :)
Amazingly this plant develops it's sweet smell once it has dried a little. When I picked the leaves, they didn't smell at all, but once I had got home their scent had already begun to intensify.
Here the recipe for the Woodruff Syrup.
30g Woodruff Leaves
First dry the leaves and stalks over night.
I placed them in the dehydrator on 30°C
In a pot, bring the water and sugar to the boil and allow to boil until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Remove from the heat and add the lemon - sliced as well as the wilted leaves and stalks.
Allow to stand again over night and then remove the woodruff and lemons, bring to the boil once more and then fill into clean bottles.
Do you have questions regarding Woodruff?
Please post them below :)
Next week - I will be sharing a yummy Wild Garlic/Ramsons Recipe with you all.
See you soon.