Clover Lemonade

I was just given this amazing book called The Boreal Herbal by my lovely friend Abbie.  It’s filled with information about wild food and medicine plants of the north.  I just opened it to a random page yesterday and found a recipe for clover lemonade.  We have lots of clover around here so I picked some and made it!  It’s delicious, nutritious, easy… the three qualities I love in food!

Here’s the recipe:

2 c. fresh clover blossoms

4 c. water

1/2 c. honey

1 c. lemon or lime juice

Place blossoms and water in a pot and bring to a boil.  Turn down heat and let simmer for 10 minutes.  Stir in honey until it dissolves.  Turn off heat and let steep overnight.  Strain blossoms and add in lemon juice.

The book has lots of information about the nutritional and medicinal benefits of clover and SO many other plants and berries.  Here’s a couple of things it has to say about clover:

-red clover is considered the “queen of blood purifiers”

-used internally or topically to help clear up inflammatory skin conditions like acne, rashes, psoriasis, and eczema

-good for respiratory system because it soothes and cleanses the lungs and the air passages

-helpful for sore throats, colds, and fevers

and SO much more!  Who knew?!

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