This week I have many friends and co-workers who are just recovering from being very ill or just going down for the count. They keep asking me what remedies I recommend to keep my family healthy so let me share my favorite item. If nothing else, find yourself a high quality Elderberry Syrup. I buy Honey Garden's Elderberry Syrup at my local natural foods co-op.
Elderberries have long been used in Native America and the Vermont farm kitchen. Traditionally used for general well-being during the cold season, they naturally contain Vitamin C. Apitherapy honey has never been heated or filtered, and thus it retains the beneficial traces of pollen, propolis, and beeswax which the flowers and bees have provided.
A few doses a day at the onset helps most of my family's colds remain short and manageable with a little rest and lots of liquids. If you have a lot of upper respiratory congestion, there is nothing better than this stuff to break up all that gunk and send it packing!