Elderberry: Food as Medicine
Elderberry boosts your immune system and can be used daily as a preventative, or taken with your first symptom to prevent a full blown illness. It is naturally anti-viral, high in bioflavonoids, Vitamin C, beta-carotene, iron, and potassium. Studies have shown that Elder berries destroy the virus' ability to infect cells. You can also use Elderberry Tincture to break a fever. Add the tincture to hot water or tea.
I also make an Elderberry Glycerite, made with vegetable glycerine (no alcohol). It is more mild than the tincture, but perfect for children. It tastes sweet and kids love it.
- Cara Saunders