I was so excited when I learned elderberry grew on our homestead. As you might already know, elderberry is a scientifically studied treatment for the common cold and flu, and is also used by herbalists to treat sinus infections, respiratory problems, and inflammation. Now imagine how sad I was when elderberry season finally appeared…and the […]
When the seasons change, does someone in your family get sick? Does the idea of scouring the cold and flu section at the drugstore have you screaming into the night with all the choices there are? Are you wondering if there is a better way at helping your family deal with cold or flu symptoms? […]
Make elderberry, or other herbal infused honey for a delicious home remedy for colds, flu, or even to help you sleep.
This a great, easy to make herbal remedy for boosting your immune system. Elderberries, echinacea and goldenseal are all powerful cold and flu fighting herbs. Combine them with local raw honey and you have one potent herbal medicine at your fingertips!
Elder trees (Sambucus niger) are one of my favorite medicinal plants to work with. They help to keep you healthy and they taste great too. Theleaves, flowers, and berries all contain medicinal properties. The bark and roots were commonly used in the past, but their use has become obsolete. The leaves are commonly used externally […]
Several weeks ago I came into the mother lode of elderberries, and my mind turned to one thing. Mead, of course! For those of you who don’t know, mead is type of wine made with honey instead of sugar. This is a simple recipe for making elderberry mead at home!