Dandelion honey

 

Dandelion is one of our most widespread weeds and meadow plants. It grows in large groups in meadows, lawns, parks, gardens, paths and hedges. It has been known as a medicinal plant, especially in folk medicine and it remained such to this day.

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Folk medicine uses the whole plant: roots, leafs, flowers and buds. Dandelion flowers are used to prepare delicious and healthy honey (syrup) which has multiple uses, and it is believed to help those who have urinary tract infections. Other uses are for cough medication, for reducing blood lipids, for removal of warts, and for soothing upset stomach and heartburn.

Ingredients

180 pieces of large dandelion flowers
2 kg of sugar
2 tablespoon of citric acid or the juice of two lemons
water

Preparation

Cook the dandelion flowers in water for 15 minutes.
Strain the flowers.
Add sugar to the water and cook for another 30 minutes.
Add the citric acid or lemon juice, stir well.
While the honey is still hot, pour the honey into jars or bottles with a wider neck.
Store in a cool place.

The recommended use is one teaspoon 1 to 3 times per day

Remark

For thicker honey, it is necessary to use this ratio: 1 kg of sugar goes into 3 dl of water.

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