Ingredients: elderberries, plant glycerin, and water (alcohol-free)
Elderberries are a powerful and abundant plant used medicinally by Lakota people, and many other Indigenous tribes, for countless generations. Use this tincture as a daily immune system booster and antioxidant, and to reduce symptoms of colds and flus.
Dosage: For adults, take 1-2 dropperfuls as a daily immune system booster, and 2-4 dropperfuls daily while sick to reduce symptoms. For children, give .5-1 dropperfuls daily or 1-2 dropperfuls while sick. The tincture can be taken straight from the bottle, or mixed in with juice, tea, or smoothies!
Storage: Tinctures have a shelf life of 1 year IF properly stored. Proper storage is to keep the tincture in a cool, dry place away from sunlight (medicine cabinet, pantry, etc) and make sure the bottle is tightly sealed after opening. After opening, the tincture should be refrigerated within 1 month, or unopened within 1-2 months to prevent molding.
Medicinal benefits of elderberries: Elderberry (Sambucus nigra L.), plant holds the reputation as nature’s all-in-one medicine chest with potential to aid in the body’s natural healing process for cold and flu viruses, fever, skin irritations, seasonal allergies, sinus problems and rheumatic discomfort—to name a few. Elderberry's antiviral and antimicrobial properties have been clinically tested.
Elderberry has been said to remove toxins in the body, promote urine flow and bowel movements and reduce inflammation in joints, tendons, muscles and ligaments. It also strengthens cell membranes to keep viruses from entering.
In addition, elderberries are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that rid the body of harmful free radicals, which are responsible for many different degenerative diseases.