Every Fall, I try to prepare for the cold and flu season by making some herbal remedies to help get me through the winter. I always make some Elderberry syrup and maybe a garlic tonic…things to nip a cold in the bud. This year, I thought I would invite some people over to share in the fun of making medicines. So, I had a small group of people at my house today for a winter herbal medicine making class. It was a blast! We made a huge batch of Elderberry syrup, some nutritional vinegars, and some herbal cough drops. They all turned out very yummy! Here are the recipes we used if you are interested in trying them out.
Laura smelling the cooking Elderberries.Rachel straining the Elderberries.Andrea stirring the cough drop tea and supporting her back (She’s due anyday! :-))The nutritional vinegars with Astragalus, Ginseng, Shitake mushrooms, and Umboshi plums.