Botanical Name: Sambucus canadensis.
Part Used: Fresh berry.
About Elderberry Elixir: Deeply purple, fresh, ripe Elderberries give this elixir a beautiful gem-toned color. Prepared this way, the ripe, juicy, tartness of the Elderberry shines through, which makes for a particularly delicious choice for short-term and long-term immune support. A fabulous elixir for enhancing overall health and vitality during the winter months. Especially helpful for nourishing individuals who work closely with others such as teachers, students, those in the service profession, and healthcare providers.
This gentle tonic supports elders and children alike, and makes for a convenient addition to any winter wellness protocol. Throughout the ages, Elderberry has been a valued and respected plant, supporting general resilience and the respiratory tract. When engaged regularly, the berries of this wonderful herb strengthen the circulatory system of the body, not unlike Hawthorn, and have an affinity for the blood.
Garden Notes: Large and loyal Elderberry bushes grow along Avena's garden edges, first blooming with myriad tiny, dense, fragrant white flowers which we gather and tincture for Avena's Sinus Support tincture. Then in August, the flowers ripen into the dark wine-colored berries of late summer. A favorite of both pollinators and people!
Taste / Energetics: fruity, tart, sweet, soothing, strengthening.
Actions: immune tonic, astringent.
When to reach for it: During seasonal transitions and throughout the colder winter months. As part of a general wellness protocol. When you, or someone you love, needs a little extra immune support. Any time a juicy delicious "syrup" is called for. To quell a sugar craving. Before and after a long day. When traveling by car, bus, train or plane.
Ingredients: Respectfully and sustainably cultivated fresh Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) berries^, Grain alcohol (Alcohol 95% by volume, water)^, Vegetable Glycerin^.
Servings: 30 per 1oz bottle.
Serving Size: 20 drops (1ml).
Suggested Use: Add 10-20 drops (.5-1ml) to 1 ounce of water 2-3 times/day or as directed by your healthcare provider.
Safety Considerations: Not for use with active fever.
^Certified Organic, ^^Sustainably Cultivated, **Consciously Wildcrafted, †Biodynamic
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.