Homemade Cough Syrup


An elderberry tree has been growing on the side of our house, and when it was found it clusters of ripe fruit sagged on the branches against the neighbor’s garage.

I was on my way out as the neighbors were cutting down the juniper trees long overgrown in front of their garage door. I made a mental note to take them when they ended up on the curbside the next garbage day.

“Hello, Erik,” said our kindest neighbor sincerely.Ripe Elderberry Fruit On Tree

“Hi?” I replied, questionably.

“Do you want the elderberries growing between your house and our garage before we cut down the tree?” she asked.

“No thanks,” I said with a half glance in the general direction.

11/15/2013 8:18:20 AM

for the disbelieving.... http://www.herbalrootszine.com/articles/elderberry-vs-pokeberry/ .

11/15/2013 8:16:42 AM

thank you for the article! you are right, those are elderberries. I checked. it seems like the cough syrup is easy to make. i'll get started soon then. thanks, good health to you.

11/7/2013 10:37:47 AM

Erin is correct. That's a photo of Pokeweed berries.

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