Monday, May 13, 2013

Know Your Herbs - Woodruff

Today's' herb is one that is not perhaps as known as other herbs, but is just as useful.

The herb of choice: Woodruff (Galium Odoratum)

What are the benefits of this amazing little herb?

It helps with:

Liver congestion
Bowel problems
Sleep problems
Menstrual Disorders
Nervous tension

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
200g sugar
500ml Water
1 Lemon

First dry the leaves and stalks over night.
I placed them in the dehydrator on 30°C

woodruff Galium Odoratum

In a pot, bring the water and sugar to the boil and allow to boil until the sugar is completely dissolved.

woodruff syrup

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.

woodruff sirup

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.


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