If Your Father Smelled of Elderberries, he must have had the flu! Tincture Recipe.
lderberry Syrup ~ Sambucus nigra
The berries from this wonderful Elder bush are native to Europe but can be found across most of North America. They have a toxic compound fresh and must be either cooked or thoroughly dried before consumption. They are great flu fighter and have been proven to be more effective than Tamiflu at eliminating flu symptoms. You can purchase elderberries here.
To make elderberry syrup you will need:
2 cups of dried elderberries.
1/2 cup dried elderflowers
1 pint or more of 70 percent grain alcohol or vodka.
2 tablespoons dried lemon peel.
1 cup raw local honey
Large canning jars with lids.
20 or more 2 ounce jars with lids.
Cover the elderberries, elderflowers, and lemon peel with the 70 percent alcohol and keep an eye on them as they will expand greatly and you may need to add more alcohol over the first week, make sure they are covered in alcohol. Cover with a lid and shake weekly. It is important to choose 70% alcohol as lower percentages will not extract all of the needed constituents from the berries and will not last as long without spoilage.
Strain the elderberries, elderflowers, and lemon peel. It is fine to crush, smash, and pulverize them before straining them.
Add 1 cup of locally sourced honey to the mixture.
Put into the 2 ounce jars and refrigerate. Take 2 to 3 tablespoons of this mixture every day, especially during flu season. If you wish to give this tincture to your children the standard for tinctures that are alcohol based is one drop per pound of child. If you kid weighs 50 pounds then give them 50 drops, 30 pounds = 30 drops.
Keep these bottles and all tinctures out of the reach of children!
Disclaimer: Always consult with your physician before starting any home remedy. All recipes are for informational purposes only, use at your own risk. Thanks
These are elderflowers.