Cold and flu season isn't over yet - as much as we want it to be! There's another bout of the flu makin' the rounds in St. Louis so come to the Schlafly Winter Market tomorrow from 9 am - 1 pm and grab some herbs to support your immune system and your body's innate defenses.
We'll be sampling our Cold & Flu Tea, a mix of Yarrow leaf and flower, Elder flower, Elder berry, Peppermint, and Lobelia flowering tops. It works with the body's natural processes to fight infection, not suppress them. Often when we start feeling those common signs of the flu - chills, achiness, fever - we reach for over-the-counter medicines that help us get rid of those uncomfortable symptoms. This is totally understandable, because who wants to feel awful and under the weather? But it's those symptoms that let us know our body is hard at work to mount a defense against invading microorganisms! Using our Cold & Flu Tea, along with adequate rest, hydration, and nourishment, helps support the body to move through illness with greater ease and often in a more timely fashion.
Our Cold & Flu Tea will be sweetened with our delicious Elderberry Syrup, another fantastic ally for cold and flu season. Studies have shown that compounds in elderberries can activate the immune system and help prevent viral replication in the body, resulting in quicker recovery time in folks treated with elderberries vs. those that aren't. Our Elderberry Syrup is a tasty, easy-to-take formula for folks of all ages and it now contains raw, local honey from Faust Bee Ranch! (For this reason, do not administer it to children under 1 year of age.) Add it to your favorite tea, take it by the spoonful, or even use it as a yummy addition to pancakes - it works wonderfully as an acute remedy or taken regularly as a daily tonic.