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You can purchase elderberry syrup at Whole Foods or Amazon but it is much more cost effective to make your own. You may recognize the berries, some people even wild harvest them.
Elderberries are known for their high values of vitamin A, B & C as well as their immune building properties and have been used for hundreds, if not thousands of years for healing.
The day I made our year's worth of syrup (yes, it will keep for a year in the fridge if you use local, unprocessed honey), I stopped at Water Buffalo on Rodney Parham for 8oz of dried elderberries. Water Buffalo is a brewing and gardening store. You can also buy berries on line.
Shortly after making this batch, my youngest children came down with something that resulted in coughs, fevers and occasional ear aches. My daughter requested the magical onion for her sore ear. I am amazed by the results -- and we escaped the doctor's office (and antibiotics), again!
I'm always on the hunt for home remedies that work. Tell me, what is working for you these days?