Immune System Tonic Tincture
Echinacea and elderberry are two herbs used to boost the immune system for prevention and treatment of infection. Combine the health-enhancing effects of mushrooms and anti-microbial properties of eucalyptus and you have an all-round infection-busting tonic.
7 ounces fresh elderberries (or 3.5 ounces dried)
2 ounces dried echinacea root
10 eucalyptus leaves, shredded
5 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, chopped
Place all the ingredients, except the vodka, loosely in a large, sterilised preserving jar to about two-thirds full. Fill the jar with vodka. Seal the jar, then store in a cool, dark place, shaking the jar every couple of days for a month.
Strain, discarding the plant material and keeping the liquid. Pour the liquid into a sterilised bottle, seal, label and date.
Take 1 teaspoon in a little water, up to three times a day, as needed.
Shelf Life Up to 2 years in a cool, dark place.