Re: readily available elderberry syrup for colds?
I just posted this on another post but it applies here too - My whole foods sells freeze dried elderberries (near the bulk spices & tea) and you can make your own syrup. It's really easy - you just boil down the berries, strain and add honey. Google a tutorial.
The berries are like $20-$23 a pound - BUT since they are freeze dried they weigh very very little. Just $3 worth easily made a months worth of syrup for my family. I have noticed a difference since I started using it. My son is in his first year of pre-k and has only had 1 minor illness compared to all the other newbies who have been sick every single week!
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and EDD 3/31/14