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Elderberry Syrup: Herbal Home Apothecary

Elderberries are always in my home apothecary and homemade elderberry syrup is always in my kitchen.  Elderberries are rich in flavonoids and have been used for centuries to shorten the duration of the flu among.  Elderberry syrup is a very enjoyable way for adults and children to receive the immune boosting benefits from this berry. Simply take 1/2- 1 cup dried elderberries or 1 cup fresh elderberries (use only blue or purple elderberries, not the red ones) and place them in a pot with 3 cups of water. Bring this to a boil. Then turn down the heat and...

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Herbal infusions from your Home Apothecary

Herbal infusions are an easy way to nourish your body.  Consumed on a daily basis, these humble beverages offer many benefits.  But what is an herbal infusion?  An herbal infusion is essentially a very strong herbal tea.  Herbal teas are wonderful and enjoyable.  They are usually made with a single teaspoon of herb or herbal blend to one cup of hot water that is steeped for 3-5 minutes.  The gentle, calming effect of a cup of chamomile tea is a delightful way to ease into your evening.  However, if you are seeking more medicinal-like benefits from herbs an herbal...

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