Wednesday, December 3, 2014

About Elderberry {Information, Recipes, DIY's} ~ Herbal Link Up

"The Elder, with its flat-topped masses of creamy-white, fragrant blossoms, followed by large drooping bunches of purplish-black, juicy berries, is a familiar object in English countryside and gardens. It has been said, with some truth, that our English summer is not here until the Elder is fully in flower, and that it ends when the berries are ripe."
~ A Modern Herbal by Mrs. M. Grieve
{Please note that this is a special edition link up we are running which is separate from our regular weekly link up, The Art of Home-Making Mondays.} Learning from other women about herbs is something that really interests me and here is the place where I would love for you to share!

For this month, please link up all of your articles (past & present) which pertain to the:

~ ELDERBERRY BUSH {SAMBUCUS NIGRA} ~

i.e., elderberries, elderflowers, root, bark, leaves, etc...

This can include herbal recipes and remedies, informative articles, how to grow elderberry plants or even cooking and preserving with elderberries and elderflowers. Our link up will be up until the end of this month in order to collect a massive archive of elderberry information.  {Please understand that all posts which do not pertain to the elder bush will be deleted in order to maintain the goal of this post.} Thank you for joining us!

This post is a part of our Create Your Own Home Pharmacy Series.

Don't know where to find elderberries, etc? I purchase my supplies here (these are affiliate links)
or you can find the pre-made medicine below as well:

               

17 comments:

  1. We've already gotten a cold this year, I wish I were more prepared ahead of time. Can I purchase elderberry medicine anywhere?

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    1. Hi jennifer!

      Sambucol syrup link is shared above :) This is what I used to buy...

      Happy December!

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  2. I am always happy when I visit your blog! you are such a gracious hostess! God bless you and all your readers!

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    1. And blessings back to you dearie! :)

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  3. Hi JES, the links are great, and with all the wonderful information that you, Jacqueline and Annie have offered I know I felt it would be redundant to do similar posts. I hope to join in again soon. :)

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    1. Glad to hear you are feeling better!

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  4. Just thought I'd tell you I've gotten lots of traffic from your site lately. Thanks so very much!
    Please drop by!

    Happy Christmas,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage


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    1. That is wonderful to hear Laura! Thank you for letting me know :)

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  5. Oh thanks for hosting this link-up! I've already made several batches of elderberry syrup this year, but I've been wondering what else I might be able to do with the elderberries. Lots of great ideas here. :)

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    1. Thanks for adding in your recipe! I can't wait to try them all! It is fun to have a variety in the medicine cabinet :)

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  6. I'm so glad to have come across this! We use elderberry syrup, but I want to make my own since those tiny bottles only go so far w/5 kids taking it. :) Saving this for later; found you at What Joy Is Mine link-up. Thanks for this; it's nice to have a pool of recipes to check out. :)

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    1. Hope this is helpful and thank you for taking the time to comment! :)

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  7. I love herbs and have started taking them as supplements this summer. I swear by them but have not been ambitious enough to make my own. I have a child with chronic health issues and feel that I should start making my own herbs and essential oils. I find this blog very inspiring!

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    1. Thank you for sharing that Diane. We have really been blessed by herbs and essential oils in our home. They have been our go-to pharmacy and really do work! It is fun to learn more and expand the medicine cabinet with them :)

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  8. Thanks for sharing this Jes at Good Morning Mondays, I don't know much about herbs but I appreciate the information. Blessings

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  9. JES - This is a great idea.... what a wonderful resource. I love using herbs and elderberry is one of my favorites (of course, I have a lot of favorites! :) I love seeing what all you come up with.... it is always very practical... and enjoyable. Thank you.

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    1. So glad you like the idea Joy! I have enjoyed reading all the things you can use them for...

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