Limeflower Summer drink

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Limeflower Summer drink

Post: #25036 Hillbilly
Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:03 pm

For those with no access to Elderflowers for that classic summer drink Elderflower cordial, limeflowers make a gorgeously yummy alternative. very good for you too - anything from easing sinusitis to insomnia to high blood pressure to overtired kids.

Lime trees are easy to spot on a sunny day, they appear to be almost glowing. They have heart shaped leaves.

Take one handful of fresh flowers and bash about a bit with mortar and pestle. Put the bashed flowers in a teapot and fill with one mug boiling water. Leave to cool and do its stuff overnight.

Drink.

If you dry the limeflowers and mix with dried lavender and use in your pillow it also can help those who have problems dropping off.

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Post: #25088 Luath
Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:32 pm

That sounds good, will try that if I can find some flowers - bit thin on the ground around here, though.

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Post: #25161 Millymollymandy
Fri Jun 30, 2006 12:26 pm

I've got lots of lime trees! Might try that next year - flowering finished here.


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