Self care for the cold and flu season. I am making myself a powerful hot tea/elixir, kinda like a hot toddy.
I aim to keep the cold and flu at bay. I'm also making Elderberry
syrup. I have a tincture of Bidens or Beggartick, in which I made last fall.
In the left corner of my picture is my vegan honey, or dandelion honey. I made it in the spring which doubles as a honey and sweetener. This potion can be made as simple or as complicated as you wish.
My ingredients are: fresh ginger, elderberry berries, elderberry flower blossoms, Echinacea or purple cone flowers, staghorn sumac (good antioxidant and loaded with vit c), cloves, and dehydrated orange slice (can use fresh & or just the rind) and good water.
Boil the water and steep for 10-20 minutes. Strain and do a quick reheat and will then I ad my dandelion mock honey and a dropper full of the Beggartick tincture (Most of us have had the seeds of Beggartick stick to our clothes when walking in a meadow, it is an amazing herb) and tablespoon of Elderberry concentrate/syrup.
It tastes yummy. Be well, and know that you can help yourself stay healthy with inexpensive or free herbs that have been around for generations and grow in the local fields and meadows.