Elderberry and Elderflower are traditionally used for fighting colds and flu by boosting the immune system. Brew a batch of this delicious hot drink at the first sign. I usually take it three times a day to start off and then once a day after a few days. Brew a large batch and keep it in the refrigerator to heat up by the cup. You can find elderberries and flowers at your local health food store.
Did I mention that Harry Potter’s most powerful wand was made from the elderberry tree?
- 5 cups water
- 3 tbsp. of dried elderberries
- 1 tbsp. of dried elderflowers
- 8 slices of fresh ginger
- a squeeze of lemon to taste
- raw honey to taste
Bring the water to a boil. Add the elderberries, elderflowers and fresh ginger.
Simmer for 20 minutes over medium heat.
To serve add a squeeze of fresh lemon and a tbsp. of raw honey per cup.