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Elderberry Syrup


Elderberries have been prized by herbalists for centuries. Bursting with antioxidants and vitamins, they fight off harmful viruses and give a huge boost to the immune system. They tame inflammation, lessen stress, and help to protect your heart--a great thing to incorporate into your health tool box. This elderberry syrup recipe has a beautiful color, is sweet and yet tart, and is truly delicious!


  • 3/4 cup of dried organic elderberries

  • 3 cups filtered water

  • 2 Ceylon cinnamon sticks

  • 1/4 tsp whole cloves

  • 1 TBS whole ginger, raw

  • 3/4 to 1 cup raw honey*

* Don't give raw honey to children under 1 yr old.


  • Combine your berries and filtered water in a medium saucepan. If you can, let the berries soak beforehand for about 30 minutes.

  • Place over medium heat and bring to a boil. Once you reach a boil, reduce heat and simmer. Cook for 35 min to an hr. Stir frequently until nice and thick.

  • Take off of the stove to cool. While still warm, stir in honey.

  • Strain cooled syrup in colander with cheesecloth in it. Discard pulp and pour juice into prepared glass jars.

  • Can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 months or in freezer for 6 months.


Recommendation for adults:

Prevention - 1 tablespoon per day

Cold or flu - 1 tablespoon three times a day


Recommendation for children:

Prevention - 1/2 teaspoon to 1 tsp once a day

Cold of flu - 1 to 2 tsp twice a day

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