DIY Natural Elderberry Allergy Remedy

Photography by Amy of A Blossoming Life

Photography by Amy of A Blossoming Life

Spring brings (for some) allergies. Over the counter medicines are, generally speaking, ironically toxic for your health. The use of natural cures for allergy relief is (and has been) used throughout centuries. Though your symptoms may not disappear within the hour, the treatment of allergies using this recipe will cure your allergies for good. The reason is simple: the mix of ingredients helps your body accommodate and adjust to the presence of the allergens in the air - most commonly pollens. This syrup contains raw honey, and we recommend taking it in combination with bee pollen, which together both act strongly to permanently reduce allergic symptoms. 

Photography by Amy of A Blossoming Life

Photography by Amy of A Blossoming Life

Elderberry Syrup
1/2 cup dried elderberries
3 cups water
1 cup local raw honey (local/raw is key to getting the allergy relief benefits)
2/3 cup Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar 

Fill a pot with water and dried elderberries. Bring to a boil and let boil for 30 minutes. Take off heat and mash elderberries up well (a potato masher works well). Strain out the liquid into a separate bowl using cheese cloth, coffee filter, or something similar. Once strained add honey to the elderberry liquid and stir well. Then add the apple cider vinegar. Place in a jar and put in the fridge for up to 6 months.

* To use: Take the syrup with one tablespoon of raw, local bee pollen (can be bought from your local bee keeper or select grocery stores).

Adults 1 Tbs 3-5 times a day
Children: 1 tsp 3-4 a day.
You can take this straight or mix it with some water.

If your using it as a flu/cold medicine you can take same dose but every hour instead of just once a day.

Benefits of Elderberries:

Helps prevent the flu

Full of antioxidants

Helps treat the flu, bronchitis, colds, viral, and bacterial infections. (Use as a cold/flumedicine)

Can help asthma and allergy symptoms 

Reblogged from A Blossoming Life