This cold/flu preparedness set includes the following:
Elderberry Syrup – This yummy, kid-friendly medicine is made with raw organic cane sugar and canned so that it is shelf stable and ready to ship. Studies have shown elderberries to have significant benefits against cold and influenza symptoms, but starting early after symptom onset is key so have this on hand! Elderberry is said to inhibit the spread of viruses and also act as a decongestant.
Fire Tonic – A traditional folk remedy of anti-viral and anti-bacterial herbs infused in raw apple cider vinegar with the mother. Our tonic contains hot peppers, onions, garlic, lemons, horseradish, ginger, turmeric, black pepper, rosemary, thyme, and oregano. Our family likes it in warm lemon water every morning through the winter, and it is also amazing on collard greens.
Echinacea tincture – Some studies have shown Echinacea to lessen the severity of symptoms of the common cold. It is a well-known immune stimulant within the herbal community and a go to for illnesses such as strep, colds, and flus in our home.
Turkey tail tincture – Turkey tail mushrooms are an amazing little powerhouse growing all over the woods of the southeast. Turkey tail has been shown in scientific research to have immune modulating properties- meaning it boosts an underactive immune system, but is also beneficial in toning down an over-responsive immune system in cases of autoimmune disease.
Bronchial bitters- Our bronchial bitters contain violet to soothe irritated mucous membranes, elecampane to assist a cough in being more productive, and thyme and licorice root to alleviate the tickle in the chest associated with coughing.