Have you ever considered making your own wellness in the form of an immune friendly elderberry syrup? Guess what I am doing today? I am making my own elderberry syrup. Many of the friends and herbalist buddies swear by this stuff. I have been using this for my family for years and knew I could make it myself. I have made many tinctures and extracts before but wanted this time to use glycerin, a low glycemic, kid friedly more alkaline way to make plant extracts. Glycerin is activated by saliva and is known as a more bio-available option, or so I have read.
Have you ever wanted to make an herbal extract? Well now is your chance! Here is an easy vegan, alcohol free, family friendly recipe that will be useful all winter and spring long. You can take it all year long as well.
(OR MAKING YOUR OWN ALCOHOL-FREE HERBAL GLYCERINE EXTRACTS)
For double strength, you should let stand for 6 weeks. For adults, 1 Tablespoon a day and 1-3 teaspoons for children depending on age and weight. For those under age 2, consult your physician and 5ML should be good for them. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your health practioner. This is for educational purposes only, please share and enjoy!
Elderberry heath benefits:
• Major Cold and Flu Relief. Elderberries are an excellent general immune system booster. ...
• Sinus Infection Aid. ...
• Lower Blood Sugar. ...
• Natural Diuretic. ...
• Natural Laxative. ...
• Encourage Healthy Skin. ...
• Ease Allergies. ...
• May Help Prevent Cancer * Vitamin C * Antioxidant *
Good health to you! Enjoy your elderberry syrup. Cheese to making your own wellness!
Love, Your Herbal Doula, Jessica Oren
Recently at a birth a client was eating a perfectly balanced protein ball with wonderful ingredients and I thought it was the most perfect food for energy for birthing time.
Here is my protein ball recipe that I use for snack time and it's the one I make for my kids also. You can change the ingredients per your dietary needs. We use almond butter because we have a high peanut allergy in our family. This recipe can also be used for hungry doulas who want or need a snack while serving a client.
Almond Butter Protein Balls - A birthing time recipe - Bitesize
1 cup nut butter (we use almond butter)
2 Tablespoons Coconut oil or butter
1 cup oats
1/2 cup finely shredded coconut
2 Teaspoons honey or agave or maple syrup
3 Tablespoons Chocolate Nibs or small chocolate chips (optional): may use carob.
Directions for making:
Let me know how you like your protein balls, a birthing time recipe, and comment below. What did you change about the recipe?
Fudge Raw Delicious Coconut Oil Fudge (Guilt free - sort of)
Yields 2 cups of coconut oil fudge.
I serve this for birthdays, playdates and special occasions. Fudge can be guilt free right?
I love it and I hope you do too!
You can make it vegan by not using honey.
Jessica Oren, of Your Herbal Doula, is a certified Birth Doula (CBI) and a Family Herbalist ~ graduate of The School of Natural Healing. Founder of DAWN Foundation and North Texas Doulas. You can find her on Google+ The Herbal Doula