Elderberries are known to be anti-viral and have immune-boosting properties. They are used to prevent colds and flu, and quickly get rid of sickies. The elder flower can increase production of the anti-inflammatory, infection-fighting cytokines in our bodies—I don’t really know what that is, but sign me up! For profiles on this herb, more scientific explanation, and for purchase, visit:mountainroseherbs.com, http://wellnessmama.com/5913/elderberries-herb-profile/.
DIY Homemade 1-Homemade Elderberry Syrup for strong Immune Systems
Flu season is over, but this syrup is great if you live in viral town like I do. No complaints though-I love where I live, but viruses are rampant all year long. Anti-viral Elderberry Syrup is great to keep you and your family’s immune system strong. I ordered Elderberry Powder from Mountain Rose Herbs and made this recipe: http://homestead-honey.com/2014/02/24/how-to-make-elderberry-syrup/. You can also find other recipes that uses fresh or dried elderberries.
DIY Homemade 2-Elderberry Gummies for my little kids
My little ones will NOT take a spoonful of elderberry syrup everyday, so these gummies are easy and fun. Kids even helped me make them. I made my elderberry syrup first and then Elderberry Gummies from this recipe: http://wellnessmama.com/4599/flu-busting-gummy-bears/.