Integration of medicinal herbs in daily diet does not necessarily mean consumption in the form of a medicine (tea, tincture, etc.), but also in the form of a desserts and various spices. It is not that difficult and anyone can do it. It’s much easier to be persistent with something when you’re having fun and enjoying yourself.

The following is a recipe for preparing gummy candies that has been formulated by Rosalee de la Foret. The original version is slightly different, but this version is incredibly delicious and a great way to make your kids take medicinal herbs. You can make these candies together with your children and from the early days teach them the magic of medicinal plant world.

Elderflower candies

Most of these plants have antiviral properties and a high percentage of vitamin C, so besides that they are delicious treat, they will also enhance the prevention of colds and flu. For this recipe we are using dry herbs.

Elderflower candies:

50 g Elderberry

30 g Rose hips

15 g Cinnamon flakes

7 g Liquorice

1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

3-4 cups of apple juice (without added sugar)

3 tablespoons of gelatin

Take apple juice, elderberries, cinnamon and liquorice and put everything in a pot. Wait until it boils, lower the heat and cook for another 20 minutes. Allow the liquid to cool down, so it would be easier to strain it. Be sure to squeeze all the juice from the plants, because that way you will get the best medicinal extract. As for gelatin, it is best to follow the instructions that are usually given on the package.

When finished, you can pour the liquid into molds or a glass vessel with a flat bottom. Leave it in the fridge to firm and you are done!

Creativity in the kitchen is desirable, so feel free to change the recipe, add some fresh herbs or other juices. Add your own magic to this recipe and enjoy!

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