Years ago when I began sharing herbal wisdom in the community, few people knew of the benefits of elderberry syrup. It seemed like some kind of herbal magic that I was trying to sell. These days it is not so rare at all. Even many people who consider themselves mainstream swear by it!
Flavanoid + antioxidant rich elderberry + raw + local honey = great immunity.
Not only do people swear by it, but research also backs up its usage. Some people still think it is a health fad but here is research from 15 years ago! And honestly, hundreds of grandmas for hundreds of years before that provided us all the practical wisdom we needed without any formal research.
While legally herbalists can't claim to "treat or cure" any disease - nor can we claim that any herbs heal, since only FDA approved "drugs" can heal - I would consider it highly beneficial to have this immune supporting syrup at the ready in your home - before you need it! (WINK ;) WINK)
What else do I turn to? My first line of defense is garlic pills. Two garlic pills taken twice a day can quickly change the course of an immune challenging virus. For kiddos, I often make garlic lemonade! All you need to make it is garlic honey - and then once the garlic honey has steeped for a few days you take
2 TBS garlic honey + 2 TBS lemon juice + 4 oz of hot water to make a warm, tasty, immune boosting drink!
Change amounts to meet your tastes!
If these two remedies haven't knocked it back then it is time for a custom blend of herbs to match that particular illness. What am I feeling? ACHES? Fatigue? Sore THROAT? Congestion? JUNKY COUGH? Hacking cough?
You name it. There are herbs to support the body. And while the $20 to get a custom remedy might feel a bit pricey I will say that it is a small price to pay to get you back feeling your best sooner! And if you are really interested in going beyond elderberry syrup for your friends and family check out this year's Herbal Intensive that starts in April!