Elderberry has been used medicinally for presumably thousands of years. There were seeds found in Switzerland that hint that Elderberry was cultivated as early as 2000 B.C.E. Hippocrates (460- 370 BC) and Pliny both write about the Elderberry, noting it's medicinal properties. While Elderberry Syrup has been used for all this time, modern science is finally catching up and giving the medicine the validation it deserves. Numerous studies have found that Elderberry Syrup can reduce the duration of flus, as well as boost the immune system in both the healthy and the ill.
Here you can read about each of the powerful ingredients in my Signature Elderberry Syrup
Spring Water - Your body needs to be 80% of water and your brain alone needs to be 90% water. Without it, your body has a harder time focusing and eliminating diseases. Your body absorbs lots of oxygen that reacts with foods to produce energy and heat aka your metabolism. Adding spring water to your diet allows more much-needed oxygen into your body and does not just pass through your body but assists in healing cells.
Dried Black Elderberries - The berries and flowers of the elderberry tree are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that can help support your immune system. They work with your body to tame inflammation, lessen stress, and help protect your heart.
Ceylon Cinnamon - Another Immune healthy powerhouse: Ceylon Cinnamon or "True Cinnamon" is made from the inner bark of the Cinnamomum verum tree. It's healthier than the ordinary supermarket cinnamon. This powerhouse will help manage blood sugar levels, improve cholesterol, decrease blood sugar, and is high in antioxidants and antimicrobial activity where studies show that the essential oils in cinnamon can kill some harmful bacteria, fungi, and even parasites. At the end of the day, Cinnamon is one of the most delicious and healthiest spices on the planet!
Cloves - These tiny little gems are HUGE when it comes to natural health and homeopathic medicine. Cloves will help relax the smooth lining of your GI tract, they will also help alleviate vomiting, diarrhea, intestinal gas, and stomachaches. Especially good for fighting upper respiratory infections. Being an expectorant, making it easier to cough up phlegm. Cloves are also a natural painkiller.
Rose Petals - Rose petals are mildly sedative, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-parasitic. They are wonderfully high in immune-boosting vitamin C, Plus they contain nourishing beta carotene, and vitamins K and E. The leaves and petals can aid the immune system in the prevention of cold and flu by helping to restrain the development of infections and clearing toxins from the body.
Dried Lemon - An excellent source of Calcium, Potassium, and Vitamin A. The presence of dietary fiber in lemon peels helps encourage healthy digestion and boosting your immune system.
Ginger - This is a great natural anti-inflammatory, soothing sore throats, and bringing down the inflammation. Ginger root has been found to kill rhinoviruses which is what causes colds in the first place. Ginger is also helpful for settling upset stomachs, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and cold sweats.
Rose Hips - The Vitamin C in Rose Hips has been shown to exceed what is found in lemon by up to 20 times! High in Vitamin A and B, with minerals and elements such as Zinc and Copper.
Lemon Juice - Here are a few reasons to embrace Lemon Juice! Lemons are PACKED with nutrients, such as Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium, and Folate. Some ways your body can benefit from lemons are it can help relieve sore throats, it has cancer-fighting benefits, prevents kidney stones, aids in digestion, helps blood sugar, promotes weight loss, and helps clear skin!
Raw Wild Flower Honey - This honey has a DELICIOUS taste and has a darker color. Fun fact: Darker Honey has more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants than honey that is lighter. High-quality raw honey is rich in Antioxidants. Those include phenolic compounds and organic acids like flavonoids. Flavonoids are naturally found in many fruits and vegetables. Its purpose is to assist fight everyday toxins.