Oh, Elderberry. How do I even begin?
This little bottle is a favorite of all in this house. I’m not even kidding. This stuff is DELICIOUS. I mean, I could probably drink a whole bottle
in one sitting. I don’t (and you
shouldn’t) but that’s how good it tastes.
I LOVE IT. Even more than I love
the taste, I love knowing that it is helping to fight off whatever the virus of
the season is. Elderberry is my first "go-to" for a natural virus fighting remedy. My toddler asks for his
“me’en” (medicine) as soon as he starts to feel a little under the
weather. I will be totally honest with
you. I know I should be making my own, I
even want to make my own. However, I
haven’t found the right recipe for my family.
I have tried some, but we just didn’t like them. I promise as soon as I find the magic recipe
I will share it with you! Until then, I highly recommend this brand (and the kids version, which is where the link takes you):
We first started using elderberry when I took my little man to the pediatrician with a horrible virus. And guess what my Dr. prescribed? Yep - Elderberry. That and three other natural remedies (which I will share with you in another post). And yes - the heavens opened and the angels sang. I could NOT believe that my pediatrician was prescribing natural remedies instead of something else. Needless to say, we love our Dr. and all his staff.
Here's another plus - I can take it when I am pregnant! Again, check with your healthcare provider before you take anything while you're pregnant. These nuggets are too precious to mess around with. It has definitely helped me kick this bronchitis I picked up over Memorial Day weekend. I am still fighting the cough even though my men are totally over it. Thanks, pregnancy. BUT I am hopeful that the elderberry will continue to help my body heal!
How many of you use elderberry? Do you have a favorite brand or recipe? Please share!