| Erin Stokes |
If you had to choose one herb to support your immune health throughout the winter, what would it be?
When I reflect on the best all around “go to” herb to help myself and my family thrive through the long winter season, Elderberry is top of the list. As both a student and practitioner of herbal medicine for over 20 years, it’s admittedly hard to pick favorites in the plant world. Yet, in the immune category, Elderberry is my hands down favorite.
A Bit of Berry History
Why? A glance at the history of Elderberry reveals that I’m not alone in my love for this incredible plant. In fact, Hippocrates himself referred to Elderberry as his “medicine chest.” Elderberry has been widely used in Europe for hundreds of years to support optimal immune health, particularly during the fall and winter seasons.* The dark purple berries are a source of anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are a type of flavonoid also found in other deeply pigmented fruits such as blueberries, raspberries and bilberries. Indeed, it appears to be the berries that hold the power for this plant, particularly when it comes to supporting immune health.*
Very Berry Bonuses
One of the best characteristics of Elderberry is that it is safe for children, when taken at the right potency for the right age. Kids Daily Immune Nutrient Booster Powder takes the guesswork out of how to give Elderberry to kids by providing a kid (over age 5) appropriate amount along with other synergistic herbs such as Astragalus Root and Echinacea, all included to strengthen a healthy immune response.* A big bonus, especially during cold winter months, this powdered blend includes organic oranges, blueberries and cranberries to provide natural phytonutrients and additional antioxidant protection.
And it gets even better! As a parent you don’t have to worry about how you’re going to get your son or daughter to actually take this. It tastes good! My 11 year old, who actually seems to be getting a bit more picky as he gets older, happily drinks a morning smoothie with a scoop of Kid’s Daily Immune Nutrient Booster Powder added. Try this Super Sunny Smoothie, it's a favorite in my house!
Not Just for Kids!
Finally, although this formula was initially designed for kids, it gained quite a following among grown ups too. People just love the convenience of getting this combination of immune supportive herbs and a farm fresh fruit blend all in one scoop. When I’m at my desk working during the day, I’ll actually blend it straight with water. This minimalist approach definitely is not for everyone, so choose your own adventure, and feel free to blend with the smoothie, shake or juice of your choice.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.