Here is a short video I made in late March while in quarantine to show everyone how easy (and economical) it is to make your own Elderberry Syrup at home.
Be well and stay healthy!
Dispelling the Rumors...
The panic about Elderberry and how it relates to cytokine storms has been taken out of context from one bit of information, condensed and then put out there as 'fact' or 'research'. In this day of viral misinformation, things were made worse when not only the herb enthusiasts shared this information without knowing the facts, but also a portion of our medical community as well. While well intended, these people have spread information that is simply not factual and as a result, has created massive and unnecessary confusion.
What is Fire Cider?
Fire Cider is a traditional immune-supporting remedy with deep roots in folk medicine.
Sip it from a shot glass each day beginning in mid-autumn and throughout the winter months.
Apple Cider Vinegar - lowers blood sugar, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure; anti-bacterial properties
Ginger root (Zingiber officinale) - nausea, morning sickness, gas, indigestion; used to treat the common cold, flu-like symptoms, headaches, and painful menstrual periods
Horseradish root (Armoracia rusticana) - rich in folate and sinigrin; helps the body break up congestion and calms inflammation
Onion (Allium cepa) - antioxidants, quercetin, minerals - potassium and sulfur; digestive health, immune function
Garlic (Allium sativum) - sulfur compound allicin is antiseptic properties, combats microbes causing the common cold, flu, sore throat, sinusitis, and bronchitis
Cinnamon (Cinnamomumcassia) - antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, lowers blood sugar levels, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal
Turmeric root (Curcuma longa) - curcumin - antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal properties
Cayenne (Capsicum annuum) - rich in capsaicin which assists the body in managing inflammation; boosts metabolism
Honey (raw unfiltered) - antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties; energy booster