Blue Elderberry Blooms (Sambucus caerulea)
*Supports our immune systems natural ability to combat viral infections such as the flu.
*Supports our immune systems natural ability to combat inflammatory issues.
*Supports our bodies coping ability to seasonal allergies.
*Should be avoided by individuals with an auto-immune disorder or those who are taking immune suppressant medications.
What in the world is a spirited syrup?
This is where we infuse honey, herbs and a small amount of alcohol for 6-8 weeks on low heat! Why? This way we have a "syrup" that has not only the water and heat soluble properties but the alcohol soluble properties too!
Folklore and History
Blue elderberry was used and even cultivated by prehistoric man in sites across Italy and Switzerland. Ancient Egyptians also had an enduring relationship with the plant, with blue elderberry tincture found in many burial sites. Blue elder is also an important plant in many Pagan Goddess traditions, including those based around the Goddesses Venus and Holle.
Growth and Habitat
Blue Elderberry is a coarse shrub that is native to North, Central America and many European countries. Mostly found on the Pacific coast, this plant grows in a number of habitats and is fairly easy to find in the wild. It has cream or yellow flowers in the spring and purple berries in the fall.
Blue Elderberry can grow from a small container to a 15-foot tree in three years if it is happy. It likes part shade or sun. It handles a variety of different soil moisture levels once established. The tree can handle moist soil near small streams and will thrive next to regularly irrigated areas. Once established, it also grows well in fairly dry soils, though in drier conditions it will go semi-deciduous in the summer and fall, and green up in the early winter. Drought-stricken trees often look attractive, developing uniquely gnarled branches and thicker trunks over time.
All of my tinctures are made with fresh plant matter that has been either ethically wild crafted from contaminant free areas or it has been grown organically in my own garden!I use 100 proof food grade alcohol which means each bottle has 50% water 50% alcohol so each drop is a balanced 1:1 ratio and is ready to use straight out of the bottle!I offer two common sizes of lead-free glass dropper bottles 15ml & 30ml! The 15ml is ideal for your pocket and taking with you on trips and the 30ml is the perfect size for your remedy cabinet at home!
Each tincture label displays common use suggestions!
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