This is a classic formula for treating colds, flus, and fevers. Variations of it can be found in health food stores and markets today.
2 parts catnip leaf
2 parts elder blossom
1 part echinacea root
1 part peppermint leaf
1 Mix the herbs and store in an airtight container until ready to use.
2 To prepare, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 teaspoon of the mixture and let steep, covered, for 1 hour.
3 Administer every 30 minutes, following the dosage guidelines beginning on page 92.
Excerpted from Herbs for Childrens Health. © Rosemary Gladstar. Used with permission of Storey Publishing.
This article initially appeared in the Winter 2015/16 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.