Everything You Need To Make Your Own:
Elderberry preparations are made of the fruit and the flowers of the plant. The berries contain natural flavonoids which help both reduce inflammation and boost the immune system. This is a must have during cold and flu season. It acts as protection against bacterial and viral infections, and is antiviral, immunomodulating, anti-inflammatory, and an antioxidant. Many clinical trials are beginning to prove the efficiency and benefits of elderberry. It can shorten the duration of illness when taken upon first signs of onset.
A tincture is a concentrated liquid extract that is meant to be taken internally. You will be making a vegetable glycerin tincture from the herb in your Elderberry kit.
A syrup can be wonderful for bitter tasting herbs, and for helping make herbal preparations more enjoyable for children. It is a thickened infusion that has been sweetened with honey. It is best to use a local honey for maximum benefits, so your kits do not include the honey. Syrups are also great for replacing sweetener for coffee and tea, on pancakes and waffles, and on fruit and deserts. Delicious and good for you!
*We recommend that you consult with a licensed healthcare practitioner before using any herbal product.
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