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September’s Spotlight Product






And the sun took a step back,

The leaves lulled themselves to sleep

And Autumn was awakened.

- Raquel Franco



Hello September! Happy Autumn Equinox to those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. As we prepare for the seasonal change, let's not forget to prepare our home apothecary to allow for healing during the cooler months. As we discussed last week, Sambucus nigra has medicinal properties that are useful when imbalances find us in the cooler months. Usually we are face with colds and flu during these months. What better way to be prepared than by making syrup from Sambucus nigra that are ready for harvest. Of course waiting to Autumn to harvest the berries is dangerous since we are fighting with birds, so we recommend you start as soon as you begin seeing ripe berries. That way you will have several berries to store away for winter. People make the syrup with sugar, honey, and alternative sweeteners, but why not take advantage of the medicinal properties of hemp with our Full Spectrum Honey.



Elderberry Syrup


Ingredients:


1 cup elderberries

2 cups filtered water

2 cinnamon sticks

1/2 cup ginger

1/2 cup clove

1/2 cup Full Spectrum Honey


Directions:

  1. Bring elderberries, water, cinnamon sticks, ginger, and clove to a low simmer for 30 minutes.

  2. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to a management temperature so you can drain through cheesecloth or nut milk bag.

  3. Whisk in the honey and pour in a bottle to store in the fridge for up to a month.


Dose suggestions:


For general immune support:

adults 1 tablespoon per day

children 1 teaspoon per day


For Cold or Flu support:

take above dose every 2-3 hours until recovered.




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