Most people know a home remedy or two to stay healthy or fight a sore throat, a runny nose, or other unwelcoming symptoms that affects their health.
This year during the flu season, "elderberry syrup" became a buzz word and stores such as Whole Foods, Sprouts, or Natural Grocers were sold out of elderberry syrup for weeks.
A local Round Rock Mama, who makes her own elderberry syrup, explains what elderberry syrup is all about and how it can help you keep your family healthy.
About Monkey Moo Wellness
This cold and flu season has been one of the worst in many years. As a mom of four, I know firsthand how awful it is to see our little ones get sick. This year in particular, I’m thankful for the knowledge I’ve gained over the years to keep my family healthy. I didn’t always have this knowledge. Nearly a decade ago, I experienced the sadness of losing my aunt prematurely to cancer. That was a wake-up call for me. I started researching the products that so many of us use every day to keep our homes and ourselves clean, along with popular medicines that are sold as quick fixes for our symptoms of illness. What I learned started me on my path toward holistic health and wellness, and I recently started a small company out of my home, Monkey Moo Wellness. My goal is to spread holistic health and wellness to more families in the Austin area.
Elderberry Syrup & Elderberry Popsicles
The first product I ever made was elderberry syrup. Elderberries are well known for their ability to boost the immune system and protect against infections. They contain bioflavonoids, which are perfect for healing respiratory conditions. They are high in minerals like phosphorous, which your body needs for cell repair, and copper, which stimulates your body to fight infections. They are also high in vitamins A, B, and C, which work together to keep your immune system in tip top shape.
The syrup I make contains:
* Organic elderberries
* Organic rose hips
* Organic Ceylon cinnamon stick
* Raw unfiltered Round Rock honey
In order to support the immune function through the cold and flu season, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of elderberry syrup per day is recommended for children (one year and up), 1 1/2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon per day is recommended for adults. During illness, the frequency of administration increases to every 2-3 hours until symptoms resolve.
This delicious syrup also comes in elderberry popsicle form – perfect for soothing sore throats. Each popsicle contains one serving of elderberry syrup along with organic grape juice.
After making elderberry syrup for my family and friends for about five years, I started learning more about herbs and expanding my repertoire to more products. In addition to elderberry syrup and elderberry popsicles, these are the products I’m currently offering:
As a cloth diapering mama, I’m always on the lookout for soothing salves that are safe for my diapers, and this fits the bill. My organic calendula salve is made with local calendula flowers and beeswax. Calendula petals are rich in compounds that nourish, hydrate, and support skin healing. In addition to treating diaper rash, it’s perfect for treating chapped lips, bug bites, burns, and other “owies.” It also makes a wonderful facial moisturizer.
This is an amazing alternative to store bought lotion. Unlike lotion, it absorbs completely and leaves no greasy residue. It consists of the same lipids that are found in our skin, and contains vitamins A, D, E, and K. I exclusively use tallow from grass-fed and finished cows, and I use it with calendula oil and organic essential oils.
This soothing oil will replenish your body’s magnesium supply. It’s perfect for muscle cramps, stress, PMS symptoms, or difficulty sleeping. Applying this highly concentrated oil to the skin is much more efficient than taking an oral supplement.
Order and Contact
I can’t wait to help more families stay healthy this year. For more info or to place an order, check out Monkey Moo Wellness on Facebook or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are giving away (1) one 16 oz. jar of hand blended organic Monkey Moo Wellness Elderberry Syrup ($20 value).
How to enter: Like our Facebook page and email us at email@example.com with the subject: Monkey Moo Wellness Elderberry Syrup. Winner must be willing to meet in Cedar Park to pick up syrup. Giveaway ends on Friday, March 23, 2018.