Pukka – Elderberry Syrup Organic
Elderberry Syrup is a delicious organic blend including Ginger and Thyme.
Elderberry juice, manuka honey 14+, trikatu and thyme, along with the other herbs in this syrup, have long been used to help support seasonal health.
This concentrated broad-spectrum syrup contains the highest organic grade, sustainably cultivated herbs, carefully selected to bring you the full potential of nature’s goodness.
And it is suitable for all of the family.
Elderberries play an important role in building and maintaining immunity to help you have a healthy winter. Elderberries are the autumnal fruit produced from elderflowers. They are packed full of anti-viral and anti-inflammatory constituents including antioxidant vitamin C, anthocyanins, lignans and flavonoids. These compounds give elderberries their powerful immune-modulating effects. Research has shown that this humble hedgerow plant can deactivate 10 strains of flu virus as well as hasten recovery time.
One of Nature’s most wonderful gifts, honey is produced by bees through collecting nectar from flowers – simulataneously pollenating plants as they go. It’s one of the most beautiful virtuous circles our amazing planet has to offer. Amazingly, to produce a single jar of honey, the foraging bees have to travel extraordinary distances – perhaps as much as three times around our planet. Pukka’s honey comes from sustainable organic hives – giving us the purest form of sweetness you can imagine.
Sweet, earthy and delicious it perfectly harmonises the perfect cup of tea. Growing in sandy soils its creeping roots spread in every direction drawing nutrients from deep within the earth. We buy licorice from FairWild projects in Khazakstan and Spain ensuring that both what we take will be regenerated to be there in the future and that the collectors are paid a fair wage. More than fairly delicious.
Ginger Zingiber officinale is a herbaceous perennial that produces spicy rhizomes that have both culinary and medicinal uses. Grown all over the tropical world ginger produces a spicy root that is hot and nourishing. The ginger we useis grown in India where where it soaks up the sun giving it intense heat and in the roots. Ginger is fantastically warming and pungent. Its spicy nature makes it an excellent aid for healthy digestion, bright eyes and warm hands.
Full of sweet-shop memories, this powerful aromatic has actually been used for thousands of years, not just in foods for flavour, but also as a digestif. The herbalist, John Gerard wrote in 1597 ‘The Seed wasteth and consumeth winde, and is good against belchings and upbraidings of the stomacke, alaieth gripings of the belly.’ Simply translated this means it’s good if you eat too many beans. In India, a pinch of aniseed is often eaten after meals to soothe the stomach and aid the digestive fire. The aniseed comes from organic farmers in Turkey where the fields are filled every year with the aromatic, cloud like, flower heads.
These vivid, aromatic green leaves, with their invigorating aroma and high menthol content, are cooling and refreshing. Peppermint is a hybrid between watermint and spearmint. It is a plant with one of the longest histories of human cultivation known to have been grown in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. In the 17th century Nicholas Culpeper wrote that peppermint was the herb most useful for ‘complaints of the stomach, such as wind, for which there are few remedies of greater efficiency.’
One of the Brassicaceae family – which includes better known members such as broccoli and cabbage, horseradish grows up to around 5 feet tall in the wild. It’s the root of the plant however that produce the amazing taste and scent. Only when cut do the plants enzymes break down and produce the mustard oil so familiar to most of us.
For those aged 2 and under, try Sambucol Black Elderberry Extract.