I figure it’s time for this blog to have some home remedies on it and it’s definitely the season to be using Elderberry Tinctures and syrups.
Recently, I had to resign from a job. For one, it was a part time job (I liked that part because I could still get my butter making done and soaps and whatever else the homestead required) and didn’t amount to a lot of hours whatsoever but I enjoyed the freedom and since I was a Cater Assistant, I got to bake which I really liked. Then they cut catering and got rid of the Caterer as well which REALLY cut my hours since there was really no need for me except to serve a business group (BNI) three times a week. Getting to the point, I recently turned in my resignation since I wasn’t getting enough hours.
Now I’m at a new job and with the weather getting colder, we had some snow fall the day before… It’s bringing in the colds in full force. I will say my husband and I are doing pretty good with our immune boosting supplements. We take them every day (most of the time) and we haven’t got sick even though all the employees here have gotten sick. My daily routine (When I actually stick with it!) is oregano oil, apple cider vinegar, raw honey, and Echinacea tincture (Not every day unless I feel like I’m getting sick). Now that my Elderberry Tincture is done, I might throw that in as well since I’m really not a fan of the Elderberry syrup as much. (Too sweet)
I actually made up echinacea tincture for one guy and was bringing him the Elderberry when there was another guy sick!! Yikes! So I just gave it to him instead. Hopefully he uses it and it helps. So I figured I’d tell you how to make your own. It’s a very simple process and not hard to whatsoever. Elderberry has quite the benefits!
- Fresh or dried elderberries
How to Make Elderberry Tincture
- I think most people might use a one pint mason jar but at the time I didn’t really have that many elderberries so I used a half pint jar, fill it up a fourth with dried elderberries (or 1/2 full with fresh)
- Cover with vodka, fill jar to within 1 inch of top
- Put lid on tightly (You’ll be shaking daily so you don’t want it to slosh out)
- Put in cool dark place and shake daily or at least every other day for 4-6 weeks
- Strain berries and put into dark amber bottles (or the blue ones) with the dropper lids
If you are currently sick or feel it coming on, use 3-4 drops under your tongue (sublingual) 3x a day. Just for daily maintenance use a drop a day. Under the tongue is a small amount that tends to work faster.
If it bothers you to do it under the tongue, just add 1/2 a dropperful to a dropperful in orange juice or whatever you prefer.
Hopefully you can make your own and keep your immunity up!!
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