No Cook Elderberry Syrup

My favorite elder syrup includes the berries and flowers, plus stimulating, warming spices to improve absorption and circulation.  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 … Continue reading No Cook Elderberry Syrup

Moving with Grace through the Winter Blues

Winter is a time of darkness, cold, retracted and withdrawn energy, often times grief, and even depression. I often get questions about how to treat SAD with herbal remedies- because so many of us are affected by the seasonal changes- the loss of the light, the restricted or lessened movement/outdoor activity, stressful holiday seasons which … Continue reading Moving with Grace through the Winter Blues