Elderberry syrup may be the most well-known herbal medicine.

But there's so much more to know about Elder!

In this course, you’ll learn how to make Elderberry syrup using fresh or dried berries, as well as Elderflower syrup. But there's so much more!

Have you ever heard people say that raw Elderberries are toxic? 

Get the definitive answer to this and all your Elder questions in this course!

You'll get close-up, step-by-step videos showing you exactly how to make tasty Elder treats, as well as videos about the medicinal actions of Elderberries & Elderflowers, printable recipe cards, and much more!

Add Elder to YOUR herbal toolkit
for only $10

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What you'll learn

  • Elder's medicinal properties

    Learn all about how to work with Elderberries and Elderflowers - it's much more than just a cold & flu remedy!

  • Identify Elder growing wild

    With the close-up herb walk video, you'll see each part of the plant during all of the seasons - so you can find Elder near you at any time of year!

  • Syrup making is just the beginning

    We've got close-up videos to show you each method for making Elderberry syrup, and more so you can branch out into new ways to work with Elder. Bring your phone or laptop right into the kitchen and we'll do it together!

  • Printable Quick-Guides

    There are even printable quick-guides you can hang on your refrigerator to help keep your knowledge fresh.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Welcome! (00:00)
    • Welcome to Elderberries & Elderflowers!
    • How to use this platform
    • How to use the Discussions feature
  • 2
    Materia Medica (36:16)
    • Elder Materia Medica - Sambucus nigra
    • Elder Materia Medica [audio]
    • Elder - Materia Medica entry text
    • Elder: Herb of the Week
    • Elder quiz
  • 3
    Finding and Harvesting Elder (00:00)
    • How to identify and harvest Elderberries
  • 4
    Are Raw Elderberries Safe? (15:14)
    • Are Raw Elderberries Safe?
    • References for Elder "Toxicity"
  • 5
    Making Elderberry Syrup (42:45)
    • Elderberry Infused Honey
    • Printable - Elderberry Honey
    • Printable - Elderberry Syrup - with dried berries
    • Elderberry Syrup - with dried berries
  • 6
    Making Elderberry Fire Cider (16:30)
    • Delicious Elderberry Fire Cider!
    • Printable: Elderberry Fire Cider Recipe
  • 7
    Making Elderflower Syrup (00:00)
    • Recipe and Video
    • Buying Elderflower Syrup
  • 8
    There's so much more! (00:00)
    • Learn more!
Vanessa P.

The best herb school online!

Vanessa P.

"I researched different online herbalism courses for about two months and am so glad I found you two. There is so much more than just the material to this course. Because you teach everything in videos, and then with the live Q&A sessions every week, I feel like this is more of an in-person experience than an online course and I love that."

This is no ordinary online course...

In addition to the videos, we provide features to accommodate all the different ways people like to learn, so you can internalize the information easily!

  • Lifetime access - so you can review the content as many times as you like, forever!

  • Weekly live Q&A sessions with Katja and Ryn- to ask your questions directly, live and in person! (They're even archived, in case you miss one!)

  • Ask questions anytime - we're always just a click away: you can ask any questions in the integrated discussion forum, and we're committed to personally answering your questions, usually within 24 hours

  • Printable PDF materials - if you like to follow the videos along on paper, or keep them handy for a quick reference

  • Downloadable MP3 files - so you can review the content while you commute, workout, garden, ... anytime!

  • No-risk money back guarantee - no questions asked!

Your Teachers

Two heads are better than one!


Katja & Ryn
Katja & Ryn

Katja & Ryn almost always teach together. They each have particular talents and areas of interest, and their perspectives on certain issues are quite different! Together, they convey a fuller picture of the realities of herbal theory & practice than either one could do alone.

Katja is an herbalist and teacher working to help people rebuild their relationships with their bodies and their own ability to heal. She’s been in practice for nearly 20 years, but it all began with a desire to make her own “fancy tea” at home instead of paying high prices for imported blends at specialty stores. She’s kept that do-it-yourself ethic close to her heart.

Ryn has been a practicing herbalist since 2010. He came to herbalism by way of martial arts, where his first experiences with herbs were focused on getting back into the game and becoming more flexible, adaptable, and resilient. Passing that experience on to others is what keeps him motivated every day.

Together, Katja and Ryn teach everyone from children to elders, as well as pharmacy students from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Northeastern University School of Pharmacy, where they both serve as associate faculty. Ryn and Katja are the authors of Herbal Medicine for Beginners, and the creators of the weekly Holistic Herbalism Podcast.

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