It’s Elderberry season!
As we head into the darker/colder months, Elderberry ripens their berries in offering. As our exposure to sunlight decreases, especially here in the PNW, our bodies are not receiving enough vitamin D – a vital part of our immune systems. Elderberry syrup is an age-old remedy for nourishing and supporting our immune systems, help us stay healthy during the Autumn and Winter.
In case you missed it, here is an excellent recipe by @gatherwise
2 cups elderberries (dried or fresh)
2 tbsp calendula
2 tbsp yarrow flowers
2 tbsp nettle
2 tbsp burdock root
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tbsp ginger
1-2 chunks orange peel
4-5 cups filtered water
1-2 cups honey
Combine berries and herbs in large pot with water and bring to boil
Reduce heat, mash berries and herbs with a potato masher to release the medicine and let simmer for 30 minutes to 1-2 hours
Remove from heat and cool for 2 hours
Strain berries and herbs
Store in clean bottle in fridge for 3-6 months
I like to take about 1-3 tsp daily. You can add it to tea, smoothies, a glass of water, yogurt, cocktails/mocktails, and whatever else you can think of.