Elderberries are full of antioxidants and have amazing immune-boosting properties. This syrup can be used daily for cold and flu prevention as well as to treat a cold or flu. It’s amazing on it’s own or added to tea or hot water.
If you have trouble finding dried elderberries, Mountain Rose Herbs is an amazing source of organic, high quality herbs.
4oz or ½ cup of dried elderberries (or 1 cup of fresh)
1 cinnamon stick
1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
2 cups of water
1 cup of honey (wild, local, unpasteurized is best) *infants under the age of 1 should not have honey*
a squirt of lemon (optional)
Add elderberries, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and water to a small pot
Cover and bring to a boil
Once it has boiled, turn down to a simmer
Cover and simmer until the liquid is reduced to one half (approximately 20-30 minutes)
Strain the liquid into a bowl. Squeeze the liquid out of the berries
Add honey to the liquid and stir
Add a squirt of lemon (optional)
Place into jars
Keep in the fridge for a couple weeks
Prevention: 1 tbsp a day for adults, 1 tsp a day for children 1-12
Treatment: 1 tbsp 3 times a day for adults, 1 tsp 3 times a day for children 1-12
Note: not to be used if pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner before using this product.