Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)
You can make herbal medicine with the flowers and fruits of the Black Elderberry bush/shrub. According to Gaia herbs, elderberry, ‘the bush has been referred to as “the medicine tree of the common people“.’ The berries offer antiviral and immune stimulating properties during these winter months plus elderberry syrup tastes divine! My son Soren loves it!!!!
Last night I began preparations for todays Elderberry syrup making. I am following a recipe by Richo Cech of Horizon Herbs. Here are pictures of my own experience making Elderberry syrup.
You can learn more about Elderberry here:
Gaia Herbs About Black Elderberry
For those of you who don’t wish to make Elderberry syrup, I highly recommend purchasing it from Gaia Herbs at: http://www.gaiaherbs.com/products/detail/95/Black-Elderberry-Syrup-
Great picture of the berries http://www.panoramio.com/photo/12531256
Another way to make the syrup with John Gallagher and Learning Herbs at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOYzWyFGkqM