this is a Lilac flower syrup that I recently made. I first placed the individual lilac flowers in the jar, and then covered them with equal amounts of raw honey and brandy. I would have preferred to do mostly or only honey, but I didn’t have enough, so I added the brandy. this will be ready to try in a few weeks.
besides smelling heavenly, Lilac flowers are both edible and medicinal.
Lilac is said to* reduce fevers, prevent malaria, expel intestinal worms, treat kidney diseases, is a tonic, and an antiperiodic (helps prevent recurring symptoms of diseases).
*I say “is said to”, for I have never worked with Lilac as medicine, and am just discovering her medicinal qualities.