This maybe a bit late but here are a couple of recipes I have:
2 cups dried elderberries
1 quart boiling water
¼ cup honey
¼ cup lemon juice
Place berries in an uncovered saucepan and pour boiling water over them. Cover and let soak overnight.
The next day, simmer the berries for 30 minutes.
Purée the warm berries in a blender, adding remaining ingredients as you blend. Pour the syrup into a clean bottle, and store it in the refrigerator.
I haven't tried this but I'd like to. If anyone tries it let us know how it worked out.
Here's where I got the recipe, they say it is from the Rodale book "Herbs for Health and Healing"
[link to www.mothernature.com
is it cold in here,
or is it just you?
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11/28/2006 9:18 AM
Re: Elderberry Syrup Recipe - fight colds and flu, make your own, save money, and Master Tonic Recipe, natural antibiotic Quote
MASTER TONIC - A Natural Antibiotic
Raw Unfiltered Unbleached Non-distilled Apple Cider Vinegar (Braggs)
1 part fresh chopped garlic cloves
1 part fresh chopped White Onion (or hottest onions)
1 part fresh grated Ginger Root
1 part fresh grated Horseradish Root
1 part fresh chopped Cayenne Peppers
or the hottest peppers available, i.e. habanero, African Bird, or Scotch
Fill a glass jar 3/4 of the way full w/equal parts by volume (i.e. a
cupful each) of the above fresh chopped and grated herbs.
Then fill jar to the top with RAW, Unfiltered, unbleached, non-distilled
apple cider vinegar. Close and shake vigorously and then top off the
vinegar if necessary.
Shake at least once a day for two weeks, then filter the mixture through
a clean piece of cotton (old T-shirt, etc.), bottle and label. Make sure
that when you make this tonic that you shake it every time you walk by
it, a minimum of once per day.
Remember that all the herbs and vegetables should be fresh (and
organically grown if possible) and use dried herbs only in an emergency.
This tonic is extremely powerful because all the ingredients are fresh.
It's power should not be underestimated. This formula is a modern day
plague tonic and when added to an incurable routine it can cure the most
chronic conditions and stubborn diseases. it stimulates maximum blood
circulation, while putting the best detoxifying herbs into the blood.
This formula is not just for the sniffles, it has helped to turn around
the deadliest infections like some of the new mutated killer viruses
that defy conventional antibiotics.
The dosage is 1/2 to 1 ounce, two or more times daily (1-2 Tbs.). Gargle
and swallow. (DON'T DILUTE with WATER.)
For ORDINARY infections, 1 dropper full taken 5-6 times a day will deal
with most conditions. It can be used during pregnancies, is safe for
children (use smaller doses and as a food is completely non-toxic. Make
up plenty as it does NOT need refrigeration and LASTS INDEFINITELY
WITHOUT ANY SPECIAL STORAGE CONDITIONS.
-Garlic cloves (anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral,
-White Onion, or hottest onions available (similar properties to garlic)
-Ginger Root (increases circulation to the extremities)
-Horseradish Root (increases blood flow to the head)
-Cayenne Peppers, or the hottest peppers available, i.e. habanero,
African Bird, -or Scotch Bonnets, etc. (a great blood stimulant).
Pro-biotic: antiviral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-parasitical.
(Comes from The University of Natural Healing: Dr. Richard Schultzs'
adaption of Dr. Christophers' original anti-plague tonic)
They added: Start a batch on the new moon and end it on the new moon.
You can even let it go two months.
GLP thread, gov't urging people to stockpile food and medicine, 1-10-06
[link to www.godlikeproductions.com
The Vinegar of the Four Thieves is a super-strong insect repellent. It should be diluted with water to half strength if you spray it directly on your skin. This repellent can be used many ways. Splashed on your socks or shoes will discourage ticks, chiggers, and mites. An herbal cloth kept in your pocket and rubbed on your skin ever hour or so would be very beneficial during outdoor work or recreation. Or, a nightly bath with a little herbal vinegar and oil will keep it on your skin for many hours and could prove helpful for families who live in the country or while out on camping trips.
2 tablespoons Rosemary
2 tablespoons Rue
2 tablespoons Sage
2 tablespoons Lavender
2 tablespoons Wormwood
2 tablespoons Peppermint
2 tablespoons fresh, chopped garlic
2 quarts of apple cider vinegar
Combine 12 tablespoons of the premixed herbs and 2 quarts of vinegar in a sealed glass jar, and steep in the sun for 2 weeks or so, shaking daily. Then, strain out the used herbs, and retain the herbal liquid mixture.
Add several cloves of crushed garlic, and seal again. Let soak for three days, and strain out the garlic fiber and discard.
This liquid tincture needs to be stored in a cool place, like the refrigerator, or it can be preserved by canning. Fill canning jar with boiling liquid tincture to within one-half inch of top. Cap with rubber seal canning lid, tighten ring, and turn hot jar upside down; leave it undisturbed until it cools to room temperature. This will cause the jar to seal. Donâ€™t forget to date and label it.
Also, can make a tincture from Olive Leaf. Here is a link to info on it:
http://ezinearticles.com/?Scientificall ... id=1187743
Many blessings to all!
Hope your friend heals soon!