Elderberry has been used as plant medicine for centuries by native peoples. It is also a favorite of many modern herbalists. Extracts from the flowers and fruits help to reduce the incidence of cold, as well as shorten the duration of cold and flu symptoms. The first book about the medicinal properties of Elderberry was written by German physician Martin Blochwich in the 1620s.
Do you have an interest in Natural Home Remedies, Wild Foraging, or Herbalism? Making Elderberry Syrup is a simple, fun, and easy way to get started! No experience with home remedies or cooking required. This course is short, simple to follow, and perfect for all skill levels.
Meg Mead is a nature/health nut. Before becoming a professional mother, Meg was a professional dancer that toured Broadway, worked with the NYC Rockettes and taught dance and fitness for years, and a vegetarian since the age of 12. For the last 9 years, Meg has been a mother (has 5 kids ages 2 through 9), a homesteader, gardener, farmer, home school teacher, the family herbalist and holistic teacher.
Joel is the Co-Founder & Owner of American Survival Co., a Certified Survival Instructor, & Former Special Warfare EOD on Seal Team 2. Having completed 355 missions as a Naval Special Warfare Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician on Seal Teams 2 & 4, Joel leverages his tactical and combat experience to prepare civilians, military personnel and organizations for international and domestic threats. Following his retirement from special forces, Joel spent six months in a long-term survival program where he slept in the field for 5 months, living off the land, and honing his survival and bushcraft skills. In addition to teaching bushcraft and survival courses, Joel has shared his experience behind the scenes for multiple television networks including DisneyPlus, Discovery Channel's NAKED and AFRAID, and BREAKING DAD. He also put up fierce competition in Discovery Channel’s Bushcraft Build-off and truly has a great love for teaching people of all ages the skills they need to survive!
- Making Elderberry Syrup with Meg Mead
- The Dos & Don'ts of Elderberry and COVID-19
- Herbal/Plant Health Disclaimer
- Before You Forage
- Foraging for Elderberry (Sambucus nigra canadensis): Identification & Cautions - by Joel Graves with American Survival Co.
- Elderberry (Sambucus nigra canadensis) Photos: Identiying Features
- Ingredients & Materials Needed
- Ingredient Review & Getting Started
- Sweetening & a Taste Test!
- Bottling & Storage
- Questions? Contact me!