It's cold and flu season, so Elder is a good place to start with my herb spotlights. The berries and dried flowers make great ingredients in several fun recipes.
The berries can help support the immune system, are antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant. The flowers are also antiviral and antioxidant.
I love to use the berries and flowers (along with ginger root) in a tea. I sip on this tea all day long as soon as I start feeling like I'm getting sick. Tea is only one way to prepare Elder. The berries can be made into tasty syrup, wine, gummies, elixirs, etc.
These are great ways to help your body fight off those nasty bugs that run rampant in the winter!
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