How to Forage, Cultivate, and Cook with this Amazing Natural Remedy
- 216 Pages
- September 8, 2020
- ISBN: 9781510754003
- Imprint: Skyhorse Publishing
- Trim Size: 7in x 9in
This book is for everyone from novices to advanced herbalists and contains everything you need to know to source elderberries and make the most potent and delicious natural remedies and treats.
Used for centuries to fight illness, elderberries’ reputation as an effective home remedy for colds and flu have been borne out by numerous scientific studies.
While elderberry syrup is perhaps this amazing berry’s best-known form, there is so much more we can make from flavorful elderberries! In addition to its flu-fighting superpowers, elderberry contains potent antioxidants that support long-term health. Elderberries make nutritious and tasty additions to baked goods, drinks, and all manner of treats. Once you get started making your own elderberry gummies and homemade beverages, you won’t want to stop!
Everything Elderberry will introduce readers to the science behind elderberries, their traditional uses, what to know about growing and foraging elderberries, and how to prepare numerous mouthwatering elderberry and elderflower recipes. From simple teas, syrups, and tinctures, to jams, desserts, and wine, Everything Elderberry will have you hooked on these gorgeous gifts from Mother Nature! The recipes featured here include:
- Elderberry hard candies and cough drops
- Jams made with foraged elderberries, strawberries, and chia seeds
- Elderflower soda & kombucha
- Foraged berry oat muffins
- Elderberrry and elderflower tea & tinctures
—Laurie Neverman, creator of Common Sense Home
"Susannah's book on everything elderberry couldn't have come at a better time. It is full of well researched information about growing, harvesting, and using elderberries and elder flowers in the kitchen and in the home apothecary. It goes deeper than simple elderberry cough syrup, with creative desserts, from cakes and pies, to candy and fruit leather. There are apothecary staples too, like immune boosting elderberry tincture, elder flower lip balm, and elder leaf salve. This book is a collection of elder wisdom that draws on experts in the fields of herbalism, homesteading, and gardening. What I found most helpful was the information about propagation. Having stuck elder sticks in the ground to multiply my bushes, with more failure than success, I appreciated the cultivation and propagation chapter the most. With health threats affecting every country in the world, every garden should have an elder to watch over it. Thanks, Susannah, for making this beneficial plant more accessible through your book."
—Christine Dalziel, creator of Joybilee Farm, author of The Beeswax Workshop