Seems like its going around again- the dreaded winter cold and flu. A mild touch of it over the holiday was quickly nipped by faithfully downing my elderberry, garlic, and getting extra sleep.
Here’s my favorite recipe for Elderberry Syrup
My favorite elder syrup includes the berries and flowers, plus stimulating, warming spices to improve absorption andcirculation. I prefer not to overcook my elderberries by boiling for extended periods of time, and have found that excessive cooking weakens the potency of theelderberry medicine. This syrup uses a strong 1:2 infusion of the herbs, which is preserved with honey and alcohol. This syrup is delicious and strong medicine for the cold and flu season for the whole family! I have also found elderberry preparations to be an excellent ally for shingles, chicken pox, and other herpes viruses. Take 1-3 tsp per day all season long, or 1/2 tsp hourly in acute illness.