Elderberry syrup is a mainstay of our Fall and Winter natural remedies, and one of my favorites because it is the easiest to get kids to take happily.

Herbal syrups (like elderberry) are a great way to get the benefits of an herb. Electuaries are similar, but take even less time to make and can make some of the most pungent tasting herbs palatable.

Electuaries are a great place to start with natural remedies because they are so versatile. You can make an electuary using any powdered herb and high-quality honey.

Ingredients: – Raw Honey (I use this manuka honey for added benefit but regular raw honey also works great) I--If you don't have powdered herbs, blend, food process, or spice grind dried herbs until powdered. Thinner powder, smoother electuary.

Instructions: 1. Place the dried, powdered herbs in a bowl. 2. Add just enough honey to make a paste 3. Store in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and use as needed.

Depending on the electuary and how much of the herb I need to consume, I take a spoonful a day. For electuaries for specific ailments, I take more often as needed to speed recovery.

Types of Electuaries:- These are some of my favorites: Chamomile Electuary Golden Milk Electuary Pregnancy Electuary Vitamin C Electuary Echinacea Electuary Sore Throat Electuary Ginger-Mint Electuary

NOTE: Herbs can be helpful and powerful. As with any herb-containing product, consult a doctor before use, especially if pregnant or nursing.