Since I've started this journey into the world of wild food and natural medicine, Elderberry has been a plant I've wanted to know better.
In a recent post about how much poison is present in our food chain (https://steempeak.com/health/@senorcoconut/do-you-want-to-participate-in-a-mass-chemical-suicide), I published this photo:
It was taken right near my father's new place in Burgundy. I am back help again with what seems to be a never ending move and I decided to harvest some of these elderberry seeds to plant back home for medicine, wine and other delicious goodies!
Here is the same plant... looks like I got there just in time, a few more days and all the fruits would have fallen with their seeds in the ditch bellow!
I collected a handfull of seeds and I hope it'll work next year when I try to make them grow back home. Eldeberry syrop, being as expensive as it is in the shops, I will learn how to make it. This is a preventive medicine that always impressed me and it usually is very tasty. This winter luckily I have some that my sister nade.
It funny how my whole family has converged into this world of health and nutrition. We always ate pretty balanced meals with my mother having grown up in France, it was kind of natural to eat whole foods, but now we're all into it. There's my brother who is massage therapist, studies eastern medicine and composes music, one of my sister is into mushroom medicine and spagyric tincture wich seems to be the next evolution in plant medicine, both my sisters and my mom have been studying nutrition, my step father is like a tai chi master and I have been dabbling in all that with the idea of re-wilding, eating more whole food and natural movement.
The next thing that makes sense would be to grow food and medicines for us all to do the things we love to do these days!