Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Elderberry Syrup - DIY

It's time to make your Elderberry Syrup and stock your herbal medicine cabinet for the long winter. Fortunately, we have do it yourself kits available online or in the shop so you can make your own. Be prepared for the cold and flu season using nature's bounty. Our friend, Nancy, aka Lemon Verbena Lady shares her syrup making adventure on her blog post here.
With cold and flu season around the corner - it's important to become familiar with Elderberry.
Elderberries have been a folk remedy for a variety of ailments for centuries in North America, Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa.  Elder keeps viruses away by blocking the virus from entering the cell itself because it's stabilizing the cells.  All flu viruses have trouble with Elderberry's blockades.  Elderberries contain organic pigments, tannin, amino acids, carotenoids, flavonoids, sugar, rutin, viburnic acid, Vitamins A, B, and a large amount of C.  Flavonoids, including quercetin and anthocyanin are believed to account for the therapeutic actions of the elderberry flowers and berries. 


Marilyn said...

I didn't know you would have elderberries at this time of year. I am imagining this taste pretty good.

Angela McRae said...

I wasn't aware of the elderberry's flu-fighting properties, so I'll be looking into this! (The doctors always want to push flu shots around here, but so far I've resisted!)