Roots To Home owner, Lilah Brown, was raised on a 40-acre farm in Lucedale, Mississippi, where they have always used natural methods to grow a variety of produce. While heirloom tomatoes have been one of their specialties—and they continue to grow them for local restaurants—elderberry is their newest focus.
“Our farm is rooted in health and wellness. I have been a nurse for 30 years and I wanted to go into prevention instead of treatment,” she recalls. “Natural approaches are better than medicine and food is the best place to start.”
When Brown discovered elderberry’s ability to boost immunity in the body, reduce inflammation and decrease cholesterol, she began producing organic elderberry extract. The American variety of the plant has grown on their property for years, but they primarily grow and use the black European elderberry (Sambucus nigra) because of its higher potency.
Roots To Home now offers a total line of locally produced elderberry products, including extract, syrup, hand sanitizer and bath products, plus several topical arnica products for pain relief and a soothing massage oil. Their produce and wellness products can be purchased directly from them at local farmers’ markets and from a list of retailers in coastal Alabama and Mississippi.
For more information, call 601-791-0943 or 601-947-7692 or email Discvree7@gmail.com.