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Nettle Syrup

Ingredients

2 lb. young nettle tops
White sugar
4 pints water


Method

Gather young nettle tops, wash and drain. Boil in a saucepan with the water for one hour, replace any water boiled away, then strain and to each pint of juice add 1 lb. sugar. Stir and heat to dissolve, then bottle, cork and sterilise.


This syrup is said to be valuable as a blood purifier and is used with soda water to make a cooling drink.

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