Most of us are familiar with the famous Greek Physician, Hippocrates, also considered the “father of medicine” who is famous for saying such as:
- “Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.”
- “The greatest medicine of all is teaching people not to need it.”
- “If someone wishes for good health, one must first ask oneself if he is ready to do away with the reasons for his illness. Only then is it possible to help him.”
Hypocrites had incredible insight when understanding food and how it plays a significant role in the health or illness of our bodies.
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There are many exciting health benefits of adding elderberries to your diet. Here are three I think are worth their weight in gold and enough reason to incorporate elderberries into your daily diet.
- Improvement of circulation which can help to prevent heart disease and stroke
- An excellent source of antioxidants that can help to avoid early signs of aging
- Boosts our immune system and shorten the duration of a cold and flu significantly
Many years ago, I took a class on how to make natural remedies. There, I learned to make Elderberry Syrup, also known as Sambucol. You may have seen those very expensive, tiny little bottles of Sambucol at the Co-op or Wholefoods store. I have great news for you! Making elderberry syrup is not only easy; it’s inexpensive. When you make your own, you can be confident you are only consuming good ingredients and best of all; the taste is even better when it’s homemade.
I prefer more ginger and cinnamon in my elixir to enhance the flavor, so I reformulated the recipe to my liking and I am super excited to share it with you!
I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you’ve made it please share it with me by tagging @culinary.butterfly on Instagram or @culinarybutterfly on Pinterest, or by using the hashtag #culinarybutterfly on Facebook
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