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Elderflower is another great way to boost your immune system. It is antiviral, a relaxing nervine, a relaxing diaphoretic, diuretic, skin protectant and antioxidant. That’s a lot of power for a tiny little flower. The two main areas elderflower excels in are promoting healthy skin and reducing fevers. Being a diaphoretic, it encourages sweating during illness to safely reduce a fever. This is a major player during flu season. A strong infusion of elderflower at the first sign of illness can help immensely. Since elderflower encourages sweating, it acts as a natural detoxifier for the skin, which is extremely clarifying. Made into a tea or syrup, elderflower an be a great way to increase intake of antioxidants as well as decrease inflammation.
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 Elderflower 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.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness or disease. The statements made by Restoring the Garden are for educational purposes only.