That is me the Fairy Apothecary!
Instead of relying on store bought medicines I've been using homemade herbal and plant remedies this winter.
Pickled garlic- easy to make and one of the best to prevent colds and flu. Just peel garlic fill jar, cover with apple cider vinegar. Leave in sunny location for 4-6 weeks. Strain off the liquid and save 1/2 for salad dressings and cooking. Lightly simmer the remainder of the liquid with some honey and pour back over the garlic cloves. Let that sit for another 4 weeks and enjoy the garlic for cooking. It keeps indefinitely in a dark spot or I just store it in my fridge.
Reminder to self: go outside and plant more garlic for more pickling now!
Elderberry syrup is great for cough and sore throat.
I got most of my recipes out of Rosemary Gladstar's book Medicinal Herbs and Susun Weed's book New Menopausal Years The Wise Woman Way
I love my orders from Mountain Rose Herbs!