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Natural Herbal Gummies

Make these natural herbal gummies to give the kids their daily dose of healthy herbs without a struggle.

| April 2018

  • Making herbal gummies is a great way to ensure you remember to get your daily herbal dose every day.
    Photo by Pixabay/Lufina
  • “The Homesteader’s Herbal Companion” by Amy K. Fewell is a full guide to living a more natural lifestyle through herbalism.
    Photo courtesy of Lyons Press

The Homesteader’s Herbal Companion (Lyons Press, 2018) by Amy K. Fewell helps beginners and experts alike make the most of their homegrown herbs. This guide takes readers through the basics of using herbs in their home. Fewell speaks from experience, after growing her own herbs for years. The following excerpt is her method for making herbal gummies.

These gummies are really fun for the little ones to help you make. Make elderberry gummies for cold and flu season, or make other gummies by switching out the herbs!

• 1/4 cup grape concentrate
• 1/2 cup hot water
• 1/3 cup gelatin
• 1 cup homemade elderberry syrup
• Gummy molds

Method:

1. In a large bowl, quickly whisk together grape juice concentrate, hot water, and gelatin.



2. Add in elderberry syrup and stir quickly.

3. Pour mixture into coconut-oiled gummy molds. Refrigerate for 1 hour, then pop out into a gallon bag and keep in the fridge for 1–2 weeks.



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