Kitchen Medicine: Rose Honey Syrup


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On today’s episode of An Herbal Diary, our exploration of rose petals continues in the kitchen. Dina prepares a rose honey syrup that inspires all kinds of heart happy ideas for rose medicines. 🌹

Recipe Equipment and Ingredients:

  • Medium saucepan with lid
  • Hand strainer lined with cheesecloth
  • Glass measuring cup
  • Jar with lid
  • Rose petals 1/2 cup
  • 12 ounces water
  • 1/4 cup (50g) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (3oz) honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Brandy (optional)

Other ideas for using rose petals: rose petal honey; rose brandy


Recipe for rose honey syrup

Source for dried rose petals: mountain rose herbs; rosemary’s garden


Dr. Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Database

Dr. James Duke

American Botanical Council

Paul Bergner- amazing herbalist with lots of online material

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Original music by Dylan Rice.




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Dina Ranade is a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. She is also a mom of three - two daughters in college and a 17 year old son finishing up high school. Dina loves cooking for her family despite the challenges that this creates. She passionately loves exploring culinary herbalism and has been working on stocking her home kitchen apothecary or medicine cabinet.

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