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Actions: diaphoretic, diuretic, anti-inflammatory Indications: flowers are great for inducing sweating to break a fever and to detoxify system during acute colds and flus. Also ideal for coughs, as they tone the mucus linings of the nose and throat, including temporary deafness due to otitus media. They are also useful in the removal of waste products in arthritic conditions. The berries are similar in their properties to the flowers, are especially good for arthritic conditions, and are also rich in vitamin C, and have been proven to be excellent in the treatment of colds and flus. They are mildly laxative.
Preparation and dosage: blend 1 or 2 teaspoonsful of the berries and or flowers into 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10 minutes. Drink 3-6 x daily.
Capsules: 2 capsules, 3-6 x daily.
Tincture: take 1 teaspoon, 3-6 x daily.