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What is Elderberry?

Elderberry is one of the most commonly used medicinal plants in the world!!

Elderberry refers to the many varieties of the Sambucus tree (flowering plant). The most common type is Sambucs nigra. It has clusters of white or cream-colored flowers known as elderflowers and the berries are found in small black or blue bunches.

The berries and flowers are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and are high in nutrients.


How to use

The berries can be cooked to make jam, chutneys, pies, and wine.

The dried berries are great for tea, tinctures, juice, and syrup. Pick through the dried berries to remove sticks or unripe berries before cooking them.

Berries must be cooked! Stay away from the raw berries, bark, and leaves.

Cooking the berries removes the harmful toxins. Elderflowers may be consumed raw or cooked.

Elderflowers can be used to make tea, tinctures, cordial, wine, cocktails, cosmetic water, syrup, and salve.


Benefits

Benefits of Elderberry may include:

Immune Booster

Pain relief

Fights cold and Flu symptoms

Support heart health ❤️

Fight inflammation and infections

Lessen stress

Swollen sinuses

And more!......


How to make elderberry tea

  1. Pick through dried elderberries and remove any unwanted debris (sticks).

  2. Boil water (desired amount) until water is bubbling.

  3. Add desired amount of elderberries to loose tea infuser.

  4. Submerge loose tea infuser in boiled water.

  5. Let seep for about 15-20 minutes

  6. Pour into tea cup.

  7. (Optional) You may add honey, agave nectar, or sugar to desired sweetness.

  8. (Optional) Add a slice of lemon. Add 1-2 teaspoons of plain sea moss gel.

  9. Enjoy!


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