My two pantry apothecary essentials for winter are honey fermented garlic and elderberry syrup. Garlic gets to work on microbial (including bacterial) infections while elderberry works against the cold and flu virus.
Try to always have a stash of elderberry syrup on hand during winter. It is definitely one of the better tasting herbal remedies. One the whole family won’t turn their nose up to.
In the UK and Europe, elderberry is a much loved traditional remedy. A valuable hedgerow medicine, used since ancient times for all manner of ills. In England, they call it “the medicine chest of the country people”.
Scientific studies show that the berry does indeed support our immune system. It is antiviral and significantly shortening the duration of cold and flu symptoms. Elderberries also can ward off these viruses if taken in large enough doses, early enough. Add to this its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties….