It seems that right now at the change of the season many people are feeling under the weather. What I am giving my own family pretty regularly is a mix of anti- bacterial, immune boosting herbs. I am mixing Usnea, Echinacea, Grindelia (my children tend to have coughs) and Elder Flower all tinctures mixed with Choke Cherry and Elderberry Syrups. Mixing the tinctures make the medicine more palatable for my little ones but still just as effective for that extra boost they need right now. When it comes to medicines this is my way, I would rather one take a medicine with good feelings and a happy spirit than dread the time to take another dose. I want everyone to cheer when its medicine time and elderberry and choke cherry syrups can help you do just that.
Love these cherries for cough syrup and to mix with Elder berries.
I have seen the magic of choke cherries work on many occasions. It is revitalizating to a weakened condition and boosts the immune system.
Elderberries contain large amounts of vitamin C, potassium, and beta-carotene, as well as calcium and phosphorous .Elder flowers and berries are indicated to use to help heal the common cold and flu. Take as a tea to help all upper respiratory track catarrhal inflammation such as hayfever and sinusitis. The berries are diaphoretic, diuretic, and laxative. The flowers are diaphoretic, anti-catarrhal, anti-spasmodic.