DIY gummy kits! This comes with an 8oz Elderberry Aronia syrup, instructions on making the gummies, enough organic grassfed gelatin for your batch and 2 silicone gummy molds (each mold makes 50 gummies, for a total of 100 gummies in one batch!) These kits are $30
This is a fun way to take elderberry syrup, for kids and adults! A little bit about my elderberry syrup that the gummies will be made out of <3
These syrups are crafted with love using herbs that work synergistically. We use nickel free pots and fluoride free water (Berkey filtered) with local (as in local IN Fort Wayne) raw honey. Our honey is never heated to keep the properties of the honey intact and my syrups are crafted in a state inspected licensed kitchen.
Elderberries have been used for centuries to help with the immune system. Modern day studies have shown just how effective they are and really brought them to light. I use Sambucus nigra, the species of Elderberry that is the most studied, most used (most effective) and also the best tasting in my opinion. Elderberries have an antioxidant called anthocyanin-which is one of the main reasons it’s so effective. Anthocyanin helps eliminate free radicals. Elderberries also have anti viral properties which have proven to prevent and/or reduce the severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms.
Aronia berries have also been used for ages, originally by indigenous people for illness. They have proven themselves in modern day studies to have high polyphenols and antioxidant activity. Similar to Elderberries, they also contain anti viral properties. Their delicate flavor is also delightful. I feel in love with Aronia berries when I learned of their benefits to our intestinal health. We know that when our digestive tract is not performing, we also arent absorbing.
Olive leaf is commonly used for respiratory infections and is antimicrobial. It’s been used to strengthen the immune system as a preventative measure as well as aiding the body to help actively fight bacterial, fungal and viral infections. It works on the cellular level mainly due to its oleuropein. Another great benefit of olive leaf is even though it is antibacterial, it only deactivates bad bacteria while protecting the good bacteria.
Astragalus Root is another gentle herb that has also been used for centuries to help strengthen the immune system. It has been shown to stimulate specific parts of our immune system (lymphocytes and monocytes) which helps the body fight viruses. It is a great source of antioxidants which again help fight off free radicals. Along with it’s antiviral properties it also carries antibacterial properties. It’s also an adaptogen which helps wthe body adapt to excess stress (and we know how stress can affect us) and has even been shown in modern day studies to help protect the liver, kidneys and heart.
Believe it or not, right now is prime time foraging time for Rosehips! Rosehips- aka fruit of the Rose- are pretty incredible. They not only help with the immune system-are packed with vitamins and minerals-but they also help regulate digestion! The have an incredible amount of Vitamin C which helps stimulate white blood cell production. They have a sweet tangy flavor and make a lovely addition to this medicinal syrup.
The other herbs in the syrup are a bit more common, so I won’t go as in depth with them. They are Ceylon Cinnamon, Ginger Root, Cloves and Lemon Peel. It’s important to use Ceylon Cinnamon because other forms of cinnamon (like Cassia) can be harmful in medicinal doses. Ceylon Cinnamon has polyphenols which help fight oxidative stress. Ginger root has a pretty long list of benefits, including being helpful for respiratory issues curing colds and coughs. Cloves also have antiviral, antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Last but not least there’s Lemon Peel, which not only give this syrup a wonderful flavor but is also packed with vitamin C! This strong decoction is then combined with local raw honey which in itself has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. It has an impressive amount of vitamins and minerals and is a natural preservative
The great thing about these gummy molds is you can use them for so much more then just elderberry gummies! Healthy fruit snacks, Magnesium gummies, vitamin C gummies. The list is endless! I will include in the instructions how to alter the recipe to create other kinds of home made gummies <3 it's good to note that these gummies aren't going to have your regular sugar gummy texture. It doesnt have corn syrup or any of those things, so the texture is a bit softer (not as chewy) I do also sell the premade gummies, but due to the shelf life being shorter (no preservatives, cane sugar ect used) I just make them by order-so you would just have to message me for the request