From our Ephemeral Series Part IV Collection: A sweetly tangy tonic, our Immuni-Sea Syrup features a robust immune-building blend of local superfruits and immune boosting herbs. Local elderberries and seaberries from the Northeast Kingdom, ginger from the Champlain valley, and carefully wildcrafted reishi from our hillside woodlands all woven together in delightful honey sweetness. Alcohol and CBD-free. Comes in a 4 oz frosted bottle.
Ingredients: VT Elderberries, Distilled Water, Raw VT Honey, Local Seaberries, Raw Apple Cider Vinegar*, Local Ginger*, Reishi**, Elecampane*, Cinnamon*, Cloves* (*Organic Ingredient//Ethically Wildcrafted)
Suggested Use: Take 1-2tsp daily as an immune tonic. Take 1-2tsp every 4 hours for acute cold-like symptoms. Shake before use. Keep refrigerated.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Please consult your physician if you are taking medications or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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.
Seaberry (Hippophae rhamnoides): Also known as Sea Buckthorn, Seaberries are a potent medicinal to add to both the apothecary and farmscape. This rugged fruiting perennial will grow in most climates and as a nitrogen-fixer helps to improve soil conditions. The berries are an incredible source of vitamin C, essential fatty acids, and flavonoids, making it a great immune tonic. In TCM, it is said to tonify Qi, warms the Stomach and Spleen, moves Blood, and clears stagnation.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale): Long associated as a fiery tonic, ginger root has a characteristic pungent heat that is indicated for gastrointestinal upsets, poor circulation, and immune support. Ginger has a stimulating and moving energy and while brings warmth to the heartspace.
Reishi (Ganoderma spp.): Reishi species can be found worldwide, and we are so blessed to be able to find our own local specimens in Vermont’s woodlands. These fungi have a rich tradition in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and are classically thought of as potent immune builders and anti-inflammatory agents that also exhibit anti-cancer effects. The various complex polysaccharides, specifically the beta glucans, found in Reishi are attributed for its famed immune supportive actions. Reishi is specifically considered for deficient immunity with recurrent infections, various autoimmune conditions like asthma and allergies, and metabolic syndrome. In Eastern Asia, Reishi is traditionally dried and placed over doorways to protect homes from evil.
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 believed to be gathering elecampane's distinctive yellow blossoms before her capture by Paris.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum): A familiar spice that offers a gently warming energy and sweetly pungent flavor. Research 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 circulatory stimulant and warming carminative by stimulating both cardiovascular flow and digestive fire.
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.