Ramsons plant recipes | Herbal drops; Tincture

Ramsons- Allium ursinum

The Ramsons plant is also known by the names of a honey onion or wild garlic. This self-contained edible plant is harvested from March to May in mountainous areas and is extremely useful for health. Find out below how to make ramsons drops, salad, juices and dishes with it.


In the season from April to June, only young leaves are used and its bulb. Wild garlic is certainly unjustly neglected due to its numerous medicinal properties. Leaves smell of garlic and have a very mild and light taste, while the bulb resembles a mixture of white and black onions and has a spicy flavor. The bulb is used the same as garlic. The stem of the plant is used raw or boiled (leaves) for soup, brew, mushrooms, spices and seasoning. For spread it is finely cut and mixed with fresh cheese and sour cream, chopped and used to decorate dishes or added to bread. Young plant of wild garlic can be preserved for winter by usage of salt and oil or you can freeze it. If it stand to long or with the drying of leaves wild garlic brakes down very easily. Its active substances that the plant contains are thus lost. An excellent combination is also ramsons in olive oil if you are practicing Mediterranean cuisine.


Wild garlic has excellent antibacterial properties, is good for blood pressure, affects the formation of red blood cells, cleanses the liver, intestine, stomach, strengthens memory and facilitates the prevention of atherosclerosis and promotes the expulsion of phlegm. Its leaves contain vitamin C and carotene, and are excellent prevention of colds and flu. Wine with ramsons successfully reduces mucus in the lungs and will relieve long-lasting and persistent cough. In addition, ramsons as a remedy removes gastrointestinal problems, calms gastritis, removes unpleasant gases and flatulence, cures urinary infections, stimulates urinary secretion and kidney work, relieves pain in rheumatism, arthritis, osteoporosis. The bath with wild garlic calms the skin and helps treat dermatitis, eczema, and other.


If you decide to harvest it, make sure you do not get another very similar plant (for example, leaves of lily of the valley- which is poisonous), although the intense smell of wild garlic will surely prevail, so the mistakes are almost impossible. Ramsons plant is the first spring salad and at the same time the first vitamin food, the only problem is that the plant is available very shortly and not throughout the year, freshly picked it can be stored in the fridge for up to ten days. Cooking and drying significantly destroys its medicinal properties, And it is best to prepare a tincture out of it - the popular ramsons drops in the spring period, because they can be used whenever you need it. During summer first unripe specimens appear that can be used as spicy spices in cooking.


We will give you a couple of great healing recipes with wild garlic, so let's start:


You need:
  • 300 grams of wild garlic bulbs
  • A liter of homemade brandy

Preparation: After the bulbs are well washed and cleaned, we add one by one in 1 dl of grape brandy and immediately we crush them so they do not oxidize and become darker in contact with air. We will obtain porridge which then transfer to the dark jar in which we add the remaining 9 dl of brandy. We close it well and shake occasionally. After 15-20 days bulbs can be squeezed through cheesecloth in brandy. Then again we put it in another dark jar, we close it well and leave it in a dark place. Ramsons tincture is taken three times per day with a little water.


You need:
  • 200 grams of leaves
  • A liter of homemade brandy

For ramsons drops that are obtained from fresh leaves, the first thing you need to do is to chop them into small bits. After that pour them with brandy close the jar and let it sit for twenty days with occasional shaking of the jar. After this period the liquid is strained and poured into another jar. Ramsons drops are taken in the same quantity as with the previous recipe.


You need:
  • 2.5 deciliters of white wine
  • 50 grams of leaves 
  • Little home-made honey

Fresh leaves are chopped and poured with wine, which we leave to stand for about 20 minutes. Add a little honey and drink in sips during the day.


The ingredients you need for this recipe will be enough to get 800 grams of butter:
  • 750 grams of salted butter
  • 50 grams of leaves 
  • Pepper
  • salt

Preparation: Soften the butter in an oven or microwave. Cut the leaves as small as you can and mix with butter. You can use it right away (for garlic bread, cooking, as a spread over steaks or as an addition to cooked green vegetables. You can also freeze it.


Cut the leaves into small pieces and squeeze the juice with the help of a juice maker. The juice is consumed in the amount of 1-3 tablespoons per day with tea, yoghurt or water, and immediately after preparation. Ramsons juice is used for cleaning liver, bile and blood.


What we need:
  • 3 dl of ramsons juice
  • 1 kilogram of quality homemade honey

All that is required is to mix juice and honey, and to consume two to three teaspoons per day. It proved excellent for problems with airways (bronchial asthma, bronchitis). Ramsons plant is effective with low immunity.


There are numerous testimonies and positive experience with this plant. Patients are mostly satisfied because it keeps blood pressure in order, effectively cleans the skin of various changes, leading to better digestion and a lot of other things. Write to us about your experiences and whether you are satisfied with ramsons drops and their affect to your health. We will be happy to publish it on our site.