UPDATED: I think this is appropriate to post again. this year’s flu season is happening NOW! So let’s look again at what Elderberry can do to help combat this 2019 season!
10/2017 Today I finished up a batch of Elderberry syrup. I started learning about herbs during a journey with essential oils. My story is not unique. I feel many people find themselves gravitating to natural options as they start to question and research “a better way”.
Now, I do not pretend to know the answer to it all. You should see my book shelves full of resource and reference books. One even includes a PDR (Physicians desk reference) of Herbal Medicine! Imagine that, a resource our doctors have access too.
Now I will tell you that I have started a real journey to learn herbs with the world renowned author, herbalist and Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine guru, Phyllis D. Light. I cannot say enough about the amazing knowledge she shares. Her background in public health makes her uniquely qualified to teach herbs along with uses within “conventional” medicine practices. I italicize conventional because one of the many things I remember her telling me was that today’s medicine is not conventional, our ancestors “medicine” is conventional. Today’s medicine is contemporary. Intriguing to say the least. Now mind you I have taken a year off from studies with her because, well you know, family, career, husband, Friday dates at SIP…. And frankly I am still soaking in the first year’s information. I am constantly looking back through my notes and asking other herb school classmates if they remember this or that. So if you are interested in learning for real, look her up! She has people come in from all over the country to learn from her. AND she is reasonably priced! Just saying….