A timeless recipe with a unique flare, the Immune Elixir is our take on the classic immune-boosting elderberry syrup. This elixir is truly exemplary of Vermont's wild and cultivated landscapes, proudly featuring local fresh frozen elderberries from the Northeast Kingdom, fresh local baby ginger from the Champlain Valley, Central Vermont's finest raw honey, and organic hemp and echinacea root sourced from our hillside farm. We've blended 250mg of our full spectrum hemp extract for added anti-inflammatory and nervous system support. From our apothecary to yours. Comes in a 4oz frosted glass amber boston round.
Ingredients: Raw VT Honey, VT Elderberries, Distilled Water, Echinacea Tincture (Organic Echinacea Root, Organic Grain Alcohol, Distilled Water), Rose Hips*, Local Baby Ginger*, Sunflower Lecithin*, Elecampane Root, Hemp Root*, Full Spectrum Hemp Extract*, Cinnamon*, Cardamom*, Cloves* (*Organic Ingredient)
Suggested Use: Take 1-2tsp (10-20mg CBD) daily as an immune tonic. Take 1-2tsp every 4 hours for acute cold-like symptoms. Shake before use, keep refrigerated after opening.
Disclaimer: This product has not been evaluated by the FDA. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Not intended to be used for COVID-19 symptoms. Please consult your physician if you are taking medications or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Immune Elixir (250mg CBD)
Elderberry (Sambucus spp): The fresh, frozen, and dried berries of elder have long been celebrated by kitchen witches and alchemists for their immune stimulating and antioxidant properties. These deep purple fruits feature constituents that help upregulate the body's immune cells in times of need, and are also a notable source of vitamin C. In herbal lore, it has been said that planting an elder near one's garden will encourage the growth and medicinal power of its neighboring plants.
Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea): Another immune-boosting ally, echinacea is a beloved favorite in our perennial gardens for its showy and enduring magenta blooms. Echinacea is often indicated for a depleted immune system and lymphatic flow. Among other constituents, echinacea root contains alkamides, which have been studied to potentiate immunomodulating effects via interactions with immune cells and the CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system (Raduner, 2006).
Rose Hips (Rosa canina): Botanically speaking, the hips of rose species are the seed-encasing fruit of the rose plant that develop after the flowers have gone by. Rose hips are an abundant source of vitamin C, and can be supportive for colds and flus. They are also rich in flavonoids like quercitin and isoquercitin, as well as carotenoids (i.e. vitamin A). The flavoniods found in rose hips are particularly antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulating.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale): Long associated as a firey tonic, ginger root has a characteristic pungent heat that is indicated for gastrointestinal upsets, poor circluation, and immune support. Ginger has a stimulating and moving energy and while brings warmth to the heartspace.
Elecampane (Inula helenium): Elecampane root is often reached for in our apothecary when any sign of phlegmy coughs or respiratory funk comes around. As both an antimicrobial and expectorant plant, elecampane indirectly offers an added immune supportive effect. It is said that this plant was named after Helen of Troy, who was beleived to be gathering elecampane's distinctive yellow blossoms before her capture by Paris.
Hemp Root (C. sativa L.): Pliny the Elder first described the use of hemp root in the first century stating, "a decoction of the root in water relaxes contractions of the joints and cures gout and similar maladies." (Ryz, et al, 2017). In the 17th century, botanist and physician Nicolas Culpepper wrote, "the decoction of the root allays inflammations of the head or any other parts" (Id). In more modern times, hemp root has been found to contain friedelin, a terpenoid that has been researched for anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antipyretic (fever lowering), and pain-releiving effects.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum): A familiar spice that offers a gently warming energy and sweetly pungent flavor. Reserach has shown cinnamon's effectiveness in modulating blood glucose levels and reducing blood lipids like LDL, as well as overall cholesterol. Cinnamon also presents as a circluatory stimulant and warming carminiative by stimulating both cardivascular flow and digestive fire.
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum): A distinct aromatic that harmonizes and contributes even deeper flavor profiles. In Ayurveda, Cardamom is considered a tridoshic plant and balancing to all constitutions. It is commonly sought for building digestive fire, alleviating spasm and cough, reducing intestinal pain, and moving Qi.
Clove Bud (Syzygium aromaticum): Commonly thought of for spicing sweets of autumn or a classic herbal chai, clove bud is considered pungent antiseptic, and carminative. In TCM, cloves are used to clear damp coldness and yang deficiencies of the Kidney and Lung. In the Ayurvedic tradition, clove buds are thought of to dispel excess Kapha and indigestion.