I make this dark healing syrup for myself, for two reasons. First, I suffer from anemia. My iron levels, Vitamins B12 and D are often low. Second, I have allergies. Nettles (Stinging Nettles) help both of my problems in one delicious syrup. And with the added Black Strap Molasses and honey, I receive even greater benefits.
Low energy and fatigue are my number one problem with the anemia. When I get “down”, I take a teaspoon everyday of this marvelous syrup. And, it works wonders for my allergies too, you know, itchy eyes and throat, etc.
This easy to make syrup may help you with:
So, here’s my recipe…
Combine Nettles and water in a pot. Bring to a slow boil, and reduce heat to lowest setting. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. You’ll get a lovely dark color extracted from the nettles. That’s your healing vitamins and minerals!
Strain out the nettles through a cheesecloth or a piece of cotton muslin like I use. Return the nettle water to a clean pot.
Add the molasses syrup, and simmer uncovered for another 30 minutes. Remove from heat, and cool to a warm temp.
Add the honey to 1 cup nettle/molasses syrup (you may need to add a little water) and mix well. Do not add honey to hot syrup, it will destroy the healing benefits.
Bottle the syrup in your favorite glass container, and refrigerate for up to three months.
Eat a spoonful a day, every morning on an empty stomach for 3 weeks, and you will notice how this ritual will improve your overall well-being each day. You can soon expect to feel more energetic and focused. And if you’ve been experiencing joint pain or coughs before taking this syrup, you’ll notice how these symptoms will be significantly reduced. You can add this to warm water if you wish.
You may experience these wonderful improvements while taking this syrup that you’ve just created. Remember, each person is different, so you may or may not receive the benefits listed below.
Black Strap Molasses