Updated: Mar 4
Fall leading into winter is also known as the cold and flu season. There are many ways to protect, prevent or less the symptoms of an illness. We want to introduce our Elderberry Syrup kit to you as a method for your family's wellness. Pick up your seasonal Elderberry Syrup Kit in our spa apothecary or shop online.
What is elderberry syrup?
Elderberries are from the Sambucus tree that’s native to Europe.
Elderberry syrup is made from these berries.
Used commonly to fight off flu, the common cold, and other respiratory infections.
Elderberries have been used throughout time for shortening a cold and influenza, as well as preventing an upper respiratory infection. Many studies and clinical trials have proven this plant’s medicinal properties to speed up recovery of colds and flus. Some herbalists have used this to shorten or reduce a herpes breakout.
Elderberries are rich in vitamins A & C. They are naturally anti-inflammatory because they are rich in flavonoids. Some herbalists consume elderberries as a preventative measure to ward off colds and flu. Enjoy this seasonal herb in everyday foods like jams, syrups and wine!
Elderberry Syrup Kit directions: First put the entire packet of dried herbs (1/2 c elderberries, 1 tsp dried ginger or 1 TBS fresh ginger, 5 cloves and 1 cinnamon stick) into a small saucepan with 2 cups of water. Cover and bring to a boil. Turn down heat and simmer for 20-30 mins or until the liquid is reduced by half. Then strain and add 1 cup of honey and stir. Store in a sealed jar in fridge for up to a couple of weeks or freeze into ice cube trays. Suggested usage for adults is 1 T up to 3x/day and children 1 t up to 3x/day. (note: children under 1 should avoid honey)
As we expand our herbal apothecary in our spa boutique we also want to educate our consumer about the herbal products and HOW these plant based skin care products and herbal medicines work. I, Jayme Hanna, have been diving deeper into our natural world and bringing more of my knowledge of plants to YOU. We are developing more and more products in the spa that are derived directly from nature. Shop in our spa boutique or in our online shop. If you want to follow along each month as I teach the plant basics and teach how to create these products please follow along with a Patreon Membership.