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Wild Berries & other exciting stuff!
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Looking at Wiki here, it seems that the elderberry juice and syrup are good for treating flu symptoms, but that the leaves, and branches etc contain cyanide, so should not be consumed.

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wave Interesting stuff and shows you should always check what you are doing - and cooking!!!

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brightspark said:

Looking at Wiki here, it seems that the elderberry juice and syrup are good for treating flu symptoms, but that the leaves, and branches etc contain cyanide, so should not be consumed.


 

Useful to know though BS...one never knows when one might need a little of the other...monstermonsterwhistlewhistle

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so true, Danuta ......    ok

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Oh, Elsa, as Dick Emery used to say:

"Oh you are awful, but I like you"

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Didn't we cover that last autumn?  Perhaps not here then.  Yes, you must get the berries only into your pan, if you have the smallest amount of twig or whatever in your juice to start with, then you will  have a stomach disaster at some point.  It is, apparently, a sovereign remedy against colds, coughs and 'flu - though my last batch didn't help me this year when I had all sorts of respiratory problems

I'll try that again!

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brightspark said:

Oh, Elsa, as Dick Emery used to say:

"Oh you are awful, but I like you"

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And he's my favourite too...the children used to say...go on mum...do us a Dick Emery and they still do at party times....the other one is Les Dawson....I play the piano just like he used to....the old ones are still the best....now where's that recipe for cyanide gone to.....winkwink

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..... or perhaps it's the cyanide that kills off the virus. eeek    It didn't say.

Is it the vitamin C that treats the symptoms?  (Although I thought that vitamin C was destroyed in cooking, so maybe not!)

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doh  How is it that in the space of the few seconds it took me to make my last post, there are three other off topic replies??

I'll try that again!

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You sure it only took a few seconds????? big_laugh   big_laugh

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We have some blackberries almost ready outside our house, on the riverbank - ooh that blackberry flavour - something to savour, eh???

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Toffeeapple said:

 

doh  How is it that in the space of the few seconds it took me to make my last post, there are three other off topic replies??


 
Wild Berries & other exciting stuff!

 

I'm talking wild berries and if you use the product for other means it would be quite exciting stuff......

spork me, sporkme please¦..big_laughbig_laugh and now I'm off to bed¦..goodnight TA¦sleep tightyawnyawn

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brightspark said:

You sure it only took a few seconds????? big_laugh   big_laugh


 

 

To type, yes but to post it seemed like hours....................and hours...

I must go to bed. Now. yawn  Sleep well every bod, see you tomorrow.  HUGS!

I'll try that again!

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yawn  Night night

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I have my first blackberries too- lovely!

Sleep well one and allbig_hug

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