With the flu going around so much I decided to make up some Elderberry Syrup as I've heard great things about it! We've managed to avoid any sickness and I'm hoping adding in this syrup to our routine it'll help us stay that way. 8 Health Benefits of Elderberry: Major Cold and Flu Relief | General immune system booster | Sinus Infection Aid | Lower Blood Sugar | Natural Diuretic | & more!
Elderberry Syrup Recipe
Note: This elderberry syrup contains honey, so it shouldn't be given to children under the age of one.
- 1/2 cup dried or 1 cup fresh elderberries (I used these)
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup raw honey (Local is always great, I used Simple Truth from Kroger)
- 1-2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger (optional)
- 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
1. Add water, elderberries and ginger/cinnamon (if using them) to a pot and bring to a boil.
2. Reduce the heat and simmer until liquid is reduced by half. This should take around 30-45 minutes.
3. Strain to remove berries. Allow liquid to cool to room temperature, then stir in honey.
4. Transfer to a jar and store in the fridge. (A batch lasts about an entire winter season.)
Support your immune system throughout cold and flu season:
• Children: ½ – 1 teaspoon per day
• Adults: 1½ teaspoons – 1 tablespoon per day
During illness, increase to every 2-3 hours until the symptoms resolve.