Elderberries are becoming more known here in North America for their immune boosting and cold/flu fighting properties, but they have been used in medicine and food for centuries in Europe. The Elderberries that I use are hand harvested yearly by my family and I at a small orchard in Yale, BC, and then frozen or dried for syrup. They come from the Sambucus Nigra, or Black Elder, and should not be confused with the native Elder that grows here in BC, Sambucus Racemosa. This species of Elder has red berries that are toxic and will cause severe bellyaches.
Rose hips are full of Vitamin C, which should be increased when illness abounds. The warming qualities of Ginger, Cinnamon, Black peppercorn & Clove create heat in the body, making it an inhospitable place for illness to thrive. Take this syrup daily throughout the winter season to boost immunity and ward off the common cold and flu.
*Apple cider, Elderberries, *Honey, *Rose hips, *Cinnamon, *Ginger, *Pepper, *Clove
As a preventative: Children: 1/2-1 tsp daily, Adults: 1/2-1 tbsp daily
At the onset of cold/flu: Children/Adults: as above, every 2-3 hrs. (Not for children under 2 years because of botulism spores possibly present in honey)
Keep refrigerated, use within 2 months
Made with love and intention in Deep Cove, BC
Made seasonally between the months of September and April. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for purchase info.