when I came across their
wonderful you tube
With the upcoming cold and flu
season upon us...
in fact for some
I wanted to find a home remedy
to protect and prevent.
and anti-viral properties of the
Elderberry seemed like a good place to start.
I thought I had an elderberry bush
in my back yard...
but after careful research and
numerous second opinions
found what I had was the choke berry.
Good for wildlife.
Not good for humans.
off to the local natural food store...
I went...needing dried elderberries.
I was ready to go to
to concoct the witch's brew.
1 Cinnamon Stick
5 Whole Cloves
1Tablespoon Fresh Grated Ginger
2 Cups Water
Boil...then simmer for about 20 minutes.
Until it is reduced by
A Dave Ramsey Footnote:
I discussed this recipe with the sales woman
She said anything with elderberry is expensive.
By making it myself I saved...
You can too!
to get all those great juices from
already smelling yummy.
Wild or local honey is best
for added benefits...
but I used the lowly grocery store brand.
Whisk it all together.
Pour into prepared container.
echinacea and goldenseal.
(What?! doesn't everyone have this on hand?)
Will keep for...
they say 2 weeks on the video clip
but in the comments
they report keeping it through the winter
or until gone.
Take 1 Tablespoon a day to prevent illness.
Take 1 Tablespoon an hour if you are symptomatic.
The best part...
it tastes GREAT!
The spices are warming and the honey
will soothe a sore throat
and calm that
If you have a minute
I encourage you to check out the site.
That's Mountain Rose Herbs.
(you'll find a link on my sidebar)