I’m sure you’re aware of how important a healthy digestive system is to overall health, but did you know there are herbs you can give to your kids on a regular basis to help keep their digestive systems in good working order?
Oh yes, mama!
Today’s recipe is for a marshmallow root infusion with rose syrup, and it’s one herbal remedy that can do just that!
Below you’ll find the actual recipe for this yummy herbal remedy as well as some brief information on why it’s so great for your little one’s digestive system.
How To Make A Marshmallow Root Infusion With Rose Syrup
This is a two-part remedy that is fairly simple to make. It takes a bit of time from start to finish, but don’t worry… it doesn’t only requires your attention for a short period of time.
Ingredients For Marshmallow Root Infusion:
- dried marshmallow root
- cold water
- glass jar
Directions For Infusion:
- Fill jar 1/3 full with dried marshmallow root.
- Pour cool water over herbs, filling jar 1 inch from the top.
- Let sit for 30 minutes to 4 hours.
- Strain herbs from the liquid using a sieve. You may reuse herbs to make another infusion.
Ingredients For Rose Syrup:
- dried rose petals
- raw honey
Directions For Syrup:
- Add 1 cups of water to a saucepan and bring to a boil.
- When water comes to a boil, turn heat off. Add 1/3 cup of dried rose petals to water. Cover the saucepan with a lid, and let sit for 30 minutes.
- Strain herbs from the liquid and allow to cool to room temperature.
- When cool, add 1 cup of raw honey to rose infusion. Mix well. Bottle and store
This drink is best served on ice. Simply fill a glass with ice, pour marshmallow root infusion over ice filling glass 2/3 full, top with 1/3 of rose syrup for added sweetness. Add in a festive paper straw and enjoy! You’re kids definitely will!
How Marshmallow Root Promotes A Healthy Digestive System
Marshmallow root is a demulcent herb which means it gets all slimy when you mix it with water. This “slime” helps to soothe hot, dry tissues all along the digestive tract. In fact, the latin name for marshmallow root is Althaea officinalis, and “althaea” is derived from the Greek “to heal.”
Marshmallow root is most often used as a drink, but it can be used in powder form too. Simply mix the powder with water, juice, or tea and drink it. You can also mix the powder with water and use it externally on the skin too.