Fall has barely started and it seems people are starting to get the sniffles and sore throats already. 🙁 Mix up this herbal tea and keep it in the cupboard ready to pull out when you’re feeling a little sluggish or wanting to boost your immunity.
- Besides lots of flavonoids and free radical-scouring antioxidants, elderberries contain 87 percent of the daily value in vitamin C, and high amounts of vitamin A, potassium, iron, vitamin B6, fiber, and betacarotene.
- Nettle is full of calcium, copper, iron, folate, magnesium, potassium , selenium & B Vitamins. Pain reliever and improves inflammatory conditions.
- Alfalfa alkalizes and detoxifies the body.
- Peppermint increases stomach acidity, aiding digestion. Useful for chills, headache, colic, IBS.
- Echinacea fights inflmamation and bacterial and viral infection. Stimulates certain white blood cells. Awesome for the immune system and lymphatic system.
Elderberry fun fact:
- As a moniker, the term “elder” is derived from the Anglo-Saxon “aeld,” meaning fire, because the hollow stems of this plant were used to gently blow on flames to intensify the fire. “Sambucus” is a Greek word meaning “wind instrument.” Native Americans once used elderberry branches to make flutes, so the tree was sometimes called “the tree of music.
Source: Prescription for Nutritional Healing