Everyone has heard of the thieves in medieval Europe. As the story goes, during the height of the Bubonic plague sweeping Europe and Asia, four thieves from Marseilles became famous for robbing the possessions of the infected dead – yet never caught the plague themselves.
People were stunned that these thieves were able to touch the bodies and remain healthy, as the plague was highly contagious. Word began to spread of this special concoction that could be soaked into a towel and wrapped over the nose to prevent the “pestilence” from entering.
Well, we don’t know anything about the Bubonic plague, but this season you can fight the cold and flu with this DIY Elderberry kit! ElderThieves uses the same herbal remedies the four thieves used and it works to boost your immune system. Not only does it prevent illness, but it is also proven to help you recover 3 – 4 times quicker in the event of illness.
ElderThieves contains the following helpful and immune-boosting ingredients:
Elderberry traditionally has been used for immune support, both as a daily tonic and at the start of an immune challenge. Because of its immune-modulating and antioxidant properties, Elderberry is able to work at the cellular level and provide deep support for overall immune health. By normalizing and promoting the production of cytokines, the immune system is able to maintain balance during those winter months when our bodies need all the plant power they can get.
The constituents contained in the berry specifically promote the health of the upper respiratory system, by supporting a healthy inflammatory response and maintaining the integrity of the mucous membranes, too. It also supports a healthy response to occasional pain in the joints and muscles and supports the integrity of blood vessels, keeping them strong.
Cinnamon is a carminative, astringent, stimulant, antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, mildly hemostatic, mildly anodyne, demulcent, and antioxidant.
Cinnamon can resolve vomiting and nausea, relieve flatulence, help encourage healthy circulation, has the ability to fight off viruses and pathogenic invasions, resolve a fungal imbalance, help to resolve heavy blood flow, help reduce pain, soothe sore and inflamed tissues such a sore throat, balance blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Cloves are naturally antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and they contain fiber, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K. Cloves are very high in antioxidants. Cloves have many potential health benefits, including keeping blood sugar in check and helping block the growth of bacteria.
Rosemary has been hailed since ancient times for its medicinal properties and it was traditionally used to help alleviate muscle pain, improve memory, boost the immune and circulatory system, and promote hair growth. Rosemary is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds and may improve digestion.
Added potential benefits of Rosemary include it enhancing memory and concentration, offers neurological protection, prevents brain aging, has been shown to slow the growth of cancer cells, protects against macular degeneration and can improve eye health.
Eucalyptus is an antibacterial, antimicrobial and analgesic. It is beneficial in fighting colds, flu and respiratory infections such as bronchitis. Analgesic properties may act as a pain reliever that helps with joint and muscle pain that may be present in illness and also helps relieve arthritis pain. Eucalyptus has been proven to help with sore throats, sinusitis and stimulating the immune system responses.
A word of caution: Eucalyptus relieves asthma symptoms in some people, but it has also been proven to irritate asthma in others. Please consult a doctor before use if you have asthma.
Each package makes 32 oz. and comes in a resealable package so you can make as much or as little as you would like. All you need to do is add 4 cups of distilled or pre-boiled water and 1 cup of raw honey and voila! You have made your own immune fighting elderberry syrup for this season.
Ingredients: Elderberries, cinnamon, cloves, lemon peel, orange peel, rosemary, Eucalyptus
*This product is home produced. This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Before using any herbs, check for appropriate dosage, drug interactions, and contraindications. Information contained herein is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prescribe. Please consult your primary care physician regarding your specific health concerns.
*Not suitable for children under 2 due to using raw honey. If you would like to use this for younger children, please use maple syrup or other sugar substitute under the guidance of a pediatrician.
**Do not use for children with asthma, if adult with asthma, please consult your primary care physician before use.