Daisy, sometimes known as common daisy or English daisy, is a small, inconspicuous white flower, occurring most in Western, Central and Northern Europe. Unfortunately, many people consider this flower to be a weed, and instead of taking advantage of its healthy properties, they pull it out or mow it with a lawnmower.
Daisy is a delicious and medicinal plant that you can eat (at least seven flowers per day are recommended) or use, for example, in vegetable salads. Besides, you can also make daisy tea, tincture or syrup, which we will talk about today.
Daisy is very effective against spring fatigue, strengthens the immune system, has anti-inflammatory effects, and improves kidney and urinary tract function. If you see any daisies next time, pick them up and follow our recipe below!
Common Daisy Syrup
Common daisy syrup is inexpensive and many times cheaper than if you had to buy it in a health food store. You can take two teaspoons every morning as an immunity booster, but you can also sweeten tea and coffee with it, put it in your morning muesli, white or greek yoghurt, or pour pancakes over it. It’s really delicious!
What you will need
- 500-600 daisy flowers
- 750g sugar
- 750ml water
- glass jar
Procedure – Day 1
Collect 500-600 flowers, preferably in your garden or meadow. Daisies collected by the road, where it is dusty, and cars often drive, are not very suitable. Put them in a colander and rinse with water.
Put the rinsed daisies in a pot and pour 750 ml of hot water over them.
Cut the lemon into rounds and place them on the daisies.
Flip the pot over and leave it in a cool place for 24 hours.
Procedure – Day 2
The next day, after 24 hours or more, strain the daisies through a sieve into the second pot. Push them with your hand or a wooden spoon to drain as much liquid as possible.
Add 750g of sugar to the liquid you got from the daisies and in the second pot and mix it.
Boil the daisy liquids with the sugar on low heat. Once you see the syrup thicken, remove it from the stove and pour into glasses or jars.
Make sure the bottles or jars are clean (pre-evaporated with hot water).
Common daisy syrup is great as a flavor to white or Greek yogurt, oatmeal or rice porridge, and tea instead of sugar. You can also have one tablespoon of this syrup every day at any time of the day, as it serves as excellent prevention against the common cold.