Anyone else notice that slightest sign of (what is most likely) a plain ol’ cold or flu invokes full blown panic these days? I can’t speak for everyone of course, but around our house … a cough, a sneeze, a sniffle … someone gets achy and the panic sets in. 😱
Our plan of attack around here is keep our immune systems in tip top shape.
One of the best weapons in our immune system arsenal is elderberry.
You can purchase premade elderberry syrup … but what if you could make your own elderberry syrup in less than an hour?
With our handy DIY kit, you CAN!
🌿 Comes complete with everything you need to make your own homemade immune system boosting #elderberrysyrup
🌿 Fresh harvested, naturally air dried elderberry and fresh ginger grown right here on our homestead (not overseas and NOT in China)
🌿 The perfect balance of authentic, old fashioned spices like cinnamon and Star Anise will your home with the scent of comfort.
If you’ve never made your own elderberry syrup, don’t worry!! It’s SO easy to make!
Just add water, simmer, strain, add honey to taste and enjoy!
You don’t need fancy bottles to store your syrup. Pour your syrup right into an old mason jar and store in your refrigerator. Add a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and your syrup will keep for many many months.
Makes a wonderful hostess gift and loving handmade gift for family and friends.
It’s also delicious and a fun way to get kids involved in herbal medicine.
In modern times, Elderberry is scientifically proven to strengthen the immune system, shorten the duration of illness and ease symptoms of cold and flu.
However, our ancestors were calling on elderberry LONG before they had any science to understand why and how it helped.
Elder has long been one of the most respected plants on the planet. It’s folklore runs deep in our ancestral blood. Such a revered and respected plant, many cultures believed that harvesting this plant without asking it properly and humbly for permission could carry perilous consequences.
Fear not, our homestead grown elder is always harvested with the upmost care and respect.
I always seeks the plant’s permission and NEVER harvest more than 1/3 of it’s precious berries or flowers. Making sure that I’m never putting my own personal needs above nature’s.
Migratory birds depend on elderberry to nourish them through winter, when food is scarce. Elder depends on the birds to spread it’s seeds far and wide, ensuring the survival of WILD elder.
You can easily spend $20 or more on a single bottle of elderberry syrup - or for the same price make 1/2 gallon of syrup with our 4 oz package