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Last winter, I learned of the benefits of Elderberry Syrup to prevent and treat colds and flu. Elderberry extract has been proven to have antiviral properties, including against influenza (PubMed). After searching around a bit and seeing the price tags on Elderberry remedies at the store, I decided to make my own! It’s not hard… Really!
Growing up in Western NY, my family used to pick wild elderberries. (I do love elderberry pie.) Now, living in North Carolina, we don’t have wild elderberries so I had to improvise. I purchased dried elderberries here. I love the Bulk Herb Store – They have wonderful, quality products. I especially love their Brain Booster Tea and their Double-E Immune Booster. I think next time I order, I’ll try their Stress Buster Tea – What Mom doesn’t need that!
How to Make Homemade Elderberry Syrup
You will need:
We take daily during the fall and winter months as a preventative (at least we try to remember daily)! 1 tsp for kids, 1 T for adults. If we do get sick, we take this dosage every 2-3 hours until well again.
If you would rather purchase your elderberry remedy, we carry Sunshine Heroes Elderberry Immune Chews in the store!
Do you make your own home remedies? What is your favorite?
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