Elderberries have long been used to strengthen the immune system and fight illness. Elderberries are one of the most common medicinal plants in the world and have been used in folk medicine to treat fever and rheumatism, sciatica, infections, and more. 

Cider vinegar has been used as a home remedy for everything from fighting germs to preventing heartburn. Research has shown that apple cider vinegar may help reduce blood sugar levels, aid weight loss and support immune health.

Raw honey has been used as a remedy throughout history and has a variety of health benefits and medical uses. Many of the health benefits are specific to raw, or unpasteurized, local honey.

Elderberry tea can be used to treat cold and flu symptoms.


Elderberry Immunity Fire Tonic Recipe

Servings 1


  • 1 Tbsp. raw cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1/2 Tbsp. local honey
  • 1 tsp. Elderberry powder
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper


  1. Mix all ingredients in a small glass.
  2. Take a breath and drink up!

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