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Herbal Remedies: 6 Easy Herbal Recipes to Make at Home

Check out these 6 easy recipes that you can make at home with simple ingredients.

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Using the Herbs from Your Garden: Herbal Remedies

There are all kinds of ways you can use the herbs from your garden. If you’re considering starting an herb garden, be sure to check out my post from earlier this week, “A Basic Guide to How to Start an Herb Garden”. It’s packed full of lots of information about why you should grow an herb garden, different ways to use herbs every day, how to start your herb garden, suggestions on what herbs to plant, when to start an herb garden, and an FAQ section.

Throughout this journey I’ve met quite a few interesting people with similar interests to me on Instagram. One of these amazing women happens to by Kaitlyn Williams who graciously helped me out with this post and compiled a whole bunch of recipes to share on this blog.

Kaitlyn is a new herbalist and loves learning about different herbs and their uses. She shares the yummiest food in her stories. We both share a passion for making food, growing things, and dreams of owning 5+ acres of land with a large garden, some animals, and an orchard. Please make sure you stop by on her Instagram page and thank her for compiling these awesome recipes!

Before we dive into the recipes, please see the following disclosure:

These recipes are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult your physician.

Sage Honey

Sage is an aromatic herb that’s part of the mint family. This herbal family includes oregano, rosemary, basil, and thyme.

What is it used for?

It has anti-inflammatory properties, helps fight viruses and bacteria. 

What you’ll need to make this recipe

  • Sage
  • Mason jar
  • Raw honey
  • Chopstick or butter knife


Wash and set the sage leaves out to dry for 24-48 hours. Rough chop the leaves and place in a clean mason jar. Cover your Sage leaves with local raw honey & use a chopstick or butter knife to stir and make sure all the sage leaves covered in honey and no air bubbles are stuck. Let the sage steep in the honey for a week stirring daily. Once a week is up you can keep the sage leaves in or strain them out. Use the honey in a hot tea to soothe a cough or sore throat!

Why use raw honey

Raw honey is not pasteurized prior to bottling. Pasteurization may remove its beneficial nutrients thereby voiding its natural occurring properties.

Basil Oil

Basil is another member of the mint family. It activates the immune system and improves symptoms of respiratory tract conditions.

What you’ll need to make this recipe

  • Food processor
  • Extra virgin Olive oil
  • Water
  • Pink Himalayan salt
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic (or more for personal preference)


Wash and dry your basil. Place two parts basil in a food processor with one part extra virgin olive oil, a splash of water, a pinch of pink himalayan salt, and as much garlic as desired (2-3 cloves). Blend together to make the perfect basil oil to dip bread in, add to pasta dishes, or brush on top of chicken or fish. This will keep in the refrigerator for a few days. Feel free to add any other herbs or spices for flavor!

Thyme Cough Syrup

Thyme is part of the mint family as well. It’s a natural antibiotic with anti-inflammatory properties, and a respiratory antiseptic.

What you’ll need to make this recipe

  • 2 C Water
  • 1 C Raw Honey
  • 1 Organic Lemon, juiced
  • 8 Fresh Thyme
  • 1/4 C Ginger, finely chopped
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne


Place the water, thyme, and chopped ginger into a pot on the stove. Simmer until reduced by half and allow it to cool until just warm. Strain and compost the remains. Whisk in the honey, lemon juice, and cayenne. Store the liquid in a jar in the fridge. Take one tablespoon as often as necessary to soothe the throat and calm a cough.

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Oregano Oil

Oregano is a powerful herb that has so many benefits. It is an expectorant, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, a natural antibiotic, and helps support conditions like bronchitis, cough, colds, flu, and fever.

What you’ll need to make this recipe

  • Oregano
  • Olive oil or grapeseed oil
  • Mason jar
  • Dropper bottle
  • Water


Take a bunch of oregano and place in a clean mason jar with a cup of oil (olive oil or grape seed). In a small pot bring a few cups of water to a boil and then turn off the heat. Place your covered mason jar in the pot for about 15 to 20 minutes. Then place the jar on a windowsill for 2 weeks, shaking daily. Strain mixture and place in a dropper bottle. Take a few drops as needed for immune support.

Parsley Herb Bombs

Parsley is part of the carrot family, also known as Apiaceae. It is in the same family as herbs like dill and coriander.

Parsley improves digestion, helps to prevent formation of kidney stones, has antioxidant properties, and strengthens the immune system.

What you’ll need to make this recipe

  • 2 C fresh chopped Parsley
  • 1 1/2 C extra virgin olive oil
  • Garlic cloves, as much as desired (2-3 cloves)
  • Optional: red pepper flakes
  • Ice cube tray
  • Freezer bag


Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, pour into an ice cube tray and freeze. Pop the frozen oil cubes out and store in a freezer bag. Use in your favorite recipes for added flavor and herbal benefits!

Rosemary Herbal Salt

Rosemary is an evergreen herb that’s native to the Mediterranean. As mentioned earlier in the post, it is part of the mint family. Rosemary helps to strengthen the mind, helps relieve headaches, helps reduce blood sugar and cholesterol.

What you’ll need to make this recipe

  • 1/2 C Rosemary
  • 1 C Salt
  • Food processor
  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper


Place your ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the Rosemary is roughly chopped, spread out on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 200° F until the Rosemary is dried, stirring every 15 minutes. Use the herbal salt to add flavor to your favorite recipes!

Which of these recipes will you be trying out?

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