This elixir mix is a great way to get that Antioxidant, Adaptogens boost that will help with your immune system, keep you from being susceptible to getting colds and such with daily intake of this type of an elixir.
The basics when you are looking to put Elixirs together are:
The organic plant ingredients can be fresh or dried, the sweetener of honey should be raw, and the carrier natural water, pure vegetable glycerin, apple cider vinegar with mother or 80% or higher Brandy, Vodka, or even Scotch or Cognac.
Generally speaking, these are the directions that you can follow when preparing your Elixir:
Fill the glass jar (no matter the size you are using) about a third of the way with your dried plant/herbal matter. If you are using things fresh, make sure they are chopped well enough for plant seepage to occur. Pack the fresh ingredients to that third of the jar. With your Raw Honey, fill it another third into the jar and stir. Lastly, fill the remainder with your carrier liquid (water, glycerin, ACV or alcohol
Stir well before placing the lid on tightly, label and store the jar in a dark, cool place. Let it steep according to the carrier liquid you use. Water for 24-36 hours, Glycerin and ACV 2-3 Weeks, and Alcohol based 4-5 weeks. They can last from a few weeks after prep from a couple of weeks to 1 or 2 years.
A).Ingredients to Put Together
3 cups cold water
3/4 cup organic elderberries
1/4 cup organic schisandra berries
1/4 cup organic eleuthero root
1/4 cup organic echinacea purpurea root
1 organic sweet cinnamon stick
3/4 cup raw, local honey
5 oz. brandy (optional)
Combine water, berries, and herbs in a pot and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and allow herbs to simmer for 30 to 40 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool to about room temperature.
Mash up berries to extract as much of their juices into the liquid mixture as possible.
Filter liquid through cheesecloth into a saucepan and squeeze strained herbs to extract all that juicy goodness.
Add honey to your liquid mixture and gently heat for a few minutes while stirring until well combined (do NOT boil!).
Stir in brandy (if desired) and pour into a sterilized glass jar or bottle.
Label and keep refrigerated for up to 6 months (watch for changes in smell, taste, or consistency…mixtures without brandy will not last as long as those with it).
Usage – For adults take 1 tsp of the elixir daily, adjust if necessary. Half the intake for children.