Monday, April 6, 2015

Elder-berry

Elder, Elderberry or Elder flower all come from the same shrub/bush. The flowers are small and delicate stars. 

Most common use is for detoxification. Combinations with Elder aid for flu, arthritis and stomach problems. Elder helps ease hay fever as well as chicken pox. 

Elderberry Wine 
2 lbs elderberries
2 lbs brown sugar
1 tsp allspice
5 cloves
1 Tbsp diced ginger roots
16 cups water 
1 oz toast 
1 Tbsp wine yeast
In a pan, bring six ingredients to a slow boil for 30 minutes. Pour in a glass jar, add yeast & bread. Store in the cellar at 68 degrees or less for 20 days. Strain & store for 2 months. Check for proper fermentation before drinking. 

3 comments:

Robyn Proctor Hinkle said...

I love this one, it's so dainty!

Kimberly Kay said...

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Christine said...

What an interesting theme you've chosen! I didn't even know what elderberry looked like, let alone what it was used for.
A friend of mine was just telling me about her arthritis/gout flare. I'll be sending her your link to let her know the herbs to try!