Many of you have asked us what we’re doing to stay as healthy as we can during this pandemic. Besides self quarantining ourselves and following the CDC’s hygienic recommendations, we are taking tinctures of medicinal mushrooms (Chaga, Cordyceps, Lion's Mane, Maitake, Red Reishi, Turkey Tail, White Jelly), drinking herbal teas (Elderberry, Elderflower, Peppermint, Echinacea, Lemon Balm, Licorice Root, Ginger, Mullein, Rosehips), keeping vitamin C in our diets daily, and we’re taking a tablespoon of our Elderberry syrup (recipe below).
As the virus and panic spreads, in the natural world there’s nothing being toted as much as Elderberry Syrup. But why?
Elderberry syrup is a simple honey-based syrup with extracted elderberries and sometimes other immune support and antiviral herbs. This syrup is ingested like a cough syrup, but it tastes much better. Elderberries are known for being high in nutrients (vitamin C, dietary fiber, phenolic acids, flavonols, anthocyanins), packed with antioxidants, and has been shown to reduce severity and length of influenza. Read this article here and here to learn more about how this natural remedy can be an important immune support supplement in troubling times such as these. Remember, we are not doctors, but herbalists. We do not make the claim that this recipe will prevent or treat COVID-19. It’s simply something we do for ourselves.
We make this syrup for ourselves, but we do not sell it. Elderberry syrup is a staple in our family, thanks to Jenni who shoves spoonfuls down our throats at the first sign of cold and flu season. This syrup recipe is simple to make and will last up to one month in the refrigerator. If you don’t have these herbs in your kitchen, you can check around online (try Etsy or Amazon). Or we can combine the herbs needed for you if you’d prefer that. If so, send over a message and we’ll see what we can do.
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Our Mushroom Immunity Tincture and Immunity Tea are available on our website at: www.WoodlandHerbal.com
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