What is there to be said about an already beautiful and sweet-smelling flower? Other than that it is a wonderful addition to your landscape and to your jelly collection.
Due to its inflammatory agents, herbalists have been using the honeysuckle for many years to help combat severe headaches; moreover, it is helpful in alleviating various intestinal issues as it has it is considered a detoxifier.
It is also an expectorant, used in tea for colds and coughs by soothing the sore throat and reducing the fevers associated with them. It is believed to contain elements that help in the elimination of germs that cause strep, tuberculosis and salmonella infections. Now I am in no way suggesting that you utilize this plant for medicinal purposes, only a doctor can do that.
Many aromatherapists utilize honeysuckle oil when massaging as a calming and relaxing agent to alleviate mental and physical stresses.
I suppose that most floral jellies can be daunting at first but they really are some of the prettiest and they have unique flavors.
- 2 – Cups of Flower Petals
- 2 ½ – Cups of Boiling Water for steeping the petals
- Zest of 1 Lemon
- ¼ – Cup Lemon Juice
- 3 ½ – Cups of Sugar
- 1 – Package of Pectin
- Pour the boiling water over the petals.
- Add the lemon zest.
- Steep for 2 hours.
- Strain the mix.
- Add to your saucepan with the lemon juice.
- Bring to a boil.
- Add the pectin and return to the boil.
- Add the sugar and let boil for a minute or two.
- Remove from heat and transfer into hot, clean jars and cap tightly.
- *Always follow safe canning instructions, refer to your canning manufacture’s operating procedures*
I am amazed by Mother Nature each and every day because of the wonders and sometimes mysterious way that things come about and are utilized to help alleviate common ailments, without expensive doctors bills or medical prescriptions that have this or that side affect.
Well I hope you enjoy another great jelly,
Until Next Time