Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Elderberry Tea Recipe

Hello everyone! It's been a while since I've posted or even been online. The reason for my absence was a horrible flu-like virus that knocked the stuffing out of me. There was a few days where I was too sick to even watch tv or read a book. Thankfully I am getting better now, although I'm still not quite recovered.

I'm really not used to getting the flu or even colds. I attribute that mainly to the wonder plant that is Elder. When I was at university, I was sick quite often until I started consuming elderberry tea or syrup. I'm no medical professional, but this stuff really works. I went from almost always having a cold to almost never having one!

I love making my own blend of teas and often use my own herbs from the garden. Below is my favorite elderberry tea recipe. Elderberries can be a little difficult to find, but Mountain Rose Herbs sells some good ones online. I've bought them in health-food stores as well, but be warned that some have a bit of an after taste. You can use either catmint or peppermint for the tea. I like catmint for it's soothing properties, but peppermint is better if you are congested and may be easier to find in stores.

Elderberry Tea
1 Teaspoon of (dried) Elderberries
1 Teaspoon of Catmint or Peppermint 
1/2 Teaspoon Rosehips
1/2 Teaspoon Elderflowers (optional)

Combine the herbs and brew as you would loose tea. Steep at least 15 minutes for maximum effect. 


  1. Oh goodness, sweet dear, I'm very sorry to hear that you've been so ill. There's something, I swear, about the end of winter/start of spring that unleashes some of, if not "the", harshest viruses of the year.

    Fingers firmly crossed that you'll soon be feeling totally ship shape once more.

    Healing hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

    1. Thanks for the kind words. I am thankfully starting to feel back to normal :)

  2. I love this idea to make tea, im very sorry to hear you were so sick and I am glad you are on the mend
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