Friday, February 3, 2012

Herbalism: Elderberry

Herb of the day: Elderberry

Elderberry has many uses. It's been used in European medicine for centuries. Significantly known for fighting flu symptoms, 

Cough, arthritis, asthma. constipation, colds, flu, lowers cholesterol, bacterial, viral infections, tonsillitis, improve vision, boost immune system, weight loss, 


Keesha said...

Hi-Visiting from VB.
I love the herbalism features. I would love to know the best way to use these - teas, compresses, etc. Thanks. Very educational and your knitting is lovely.

Mommy LaDy Club said...

We have a British friend who makes elderberry wine. I had no idea it was so good for me!;)

Michelle said...

Holy cow, so glad I read this post. We have boat loads of this in my pantry. We give our dog a pill every other day to help with her mouth pigment. Stopping by from VB if you get a moment stop by

Marisa said...

Thank you for commenting! Some of the herbal posts do contain that information, but I will be sure to include it regularly from now on! Positive criticism is always welcome! :)

Marisa said...

Oh, yes! I learned about elderberry from my mother. She always made tinctures for our friends and family, when we got sick. It is a POWERFUL flu fighter. If you have a lot, I would recommend making some, just in case. If you're interested, here's a link to help you out with that. It's fairly easy :)

I will check out your site. Thank you for the comment!