Elder is probably most considered as a flu remedy. It directly inhibits the influenza virus’s ability to form, effectively halting the spread of the virus within 2 days.
About this Recipe
Elderberry has been proven effective against eight different influenza viruses and this is interesting. Flu vaccines can only protect you form the latest strain of the virus and it mutates frequently requiring a new vaccine to be created each year.
However, most studied strains of influenza so far seem to use the exact same mechanism to penetrate host cells. This means that Elder has the ability to attack all influenza strains the same way, and therefore in my opinion has the potential to be the most efficient weapon against influenza, out there to date.
Honey or other natural syrup sweetener
These bombs are actually what’s known in the herbalism world as Electuaries. Electuaries are basically powdered herbs bonded with honey or any other syrupy sweetener.
So you can actually play around with this recipe by adding things like Echinacea or Cinnamon but to keep it simple, were just gonna use Elderberries as our herb.
You will need to powder the berries first. To do this, you can use a coffee grinder, a food processor or a mortar and pestle. Grind them up as fine as you can, the smaller the particulates, the better here. Then you are going to add just a tiny bit of honey to form a dry paste. Keep adding the herbal powder and honey until you get the desired consistency. You should be able to roll it between your fingers wih out making a sticky mess. And that’s all there is to it! Like i said you can grind up other herbs to incorporate here as well to best suit your needs but i think elderberries are powerful enough to stand alone.
That’s it folks! Its really that simple!
Do you want to make your own? I carry Elder berries as well as Elder flower.
I’d love to hear how you use Elder! Leave me a comment! If you have questions, email me a firstname.lastname@example.org.
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