2 parts fresh rosehips (seeded and chopped)
1 part dried elder flowers
1/2 part fresh ginger root (chopped)
1/2 part sumac berries (optional)
1/4 part cinnamon chips
1/4 part fresh organic orange zest
We'll use it along with echinacea tincture to help prevent the dreaded cold and flu viruses that we've been told are going to be especially bad this year.
As you can see, there many more hips to pick. Best to let them get touched by frost to enhance the flavor, but these are quite tart and tasty now, so I will continue to take my share before the birds and days of rain deplete the pickin's. The rose hips and sumac berries are loaded with ascorbic acid (Vitamin C ). The elderberries and elderflowers are nicely antiviral, and the ginger and cinnamon were added to create some warmth and get the circulation moving