Variations on the Herbal Immune Elixir Recipe Adding a teaspoon of natural honey to this mixture after straining will add a pleasant sweetness to this herbal elixir and enhance the antimicrobial qualities of the herbal ingredients. You can try adding other herbs too, the following additions can help to boost the medicinal qualities of this herbal elixir: • For sore throats add 1-2 tablespoons of sage or thyme • For coughs add 1-2 teaspoons of fennel seeds or caraway seeds How to use your Herbal Immune Elixir My favourite way of using this herbal elixir is simply dressing for foods; I will pour a teaspoon or more over a salad to give it an extra kick of flavour or pour over steamed vegetables. You can mix your Herbal Immune Elixir with warm apple juice for a delicious nighttime hot toddy. During the winter months, blend this herbal elixir with a bit of water and gargle for a sore throat. Those who are brave enough may wish to dose this herbal elixir straight off the spoon. Tips and Tricks Turmeric is not always available fresh, so I try to take advantage of the availability of this herbal ingredient when it is in abundance. I usually prepare a couple of bottles of this Herbal Immune Elixir at a time so that we always have some on hand any time of the year. It is wise to wear gloves when preparing the herbs for this formula, especially when preparing the turmeric. Use the leftover grated herbs from making your Herbal Immune Elixir in stir fries or your next batch of kim chi. Once you have made your first batch of this Herbal Immune Elixir you may wonder how you have managed without it.