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Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry Syrup

Elderberries are one of the most effective remedies for viral and bacterial infections such as colds and flu and can substantially shorten the duration of your illness if you get sick. The Elderberry Syrup recipe I have to share with you is as clean, simple, and healing as it gets, with none of the preservatives or additives you might find in some store bought brands. It’s also sweet and delicious, making it a fantastic remedy that even children will enjoy and take willingly.

Elderberries contain special proteins and bioflavonoids that have the ability to destroy viruses on contact that infect cells in the body. Elderberries are also known to have the ability to significantly enhance immune function by boosting the production of cytokines in the body. In addition, they are very beneficial for bronchial and respiratory problems and can help loosen and expel congestion in the lungs. 

Elderberry syrup is also rich in vitamin C and a wealth of other critical vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and many nutrients undiscovered by science and research.

How do I make elderberry syrup?

Ingredients:

Optional additions:

  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 whole star anise
  • ¼ tsp whole cloves

Directions:

Place the dried elderberries and water in a medium-sized saucepan (with optional spices) on the heat. Cook on medium-high for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until thick and reduced by half. Remove and cool completely. Strain the syrup into a bowl, pressing the juice out of the berries with a wooden spoon and discarding the whole spices. Whisk in the raw honey and pour into jars.

For health maintenance, enjoy 1 tablespoon per day. For assistance in recovering from a cold or flu, enjoy 1 tablespoon 3 times per day.

Makes 1-2 cups

Elderberry Syrup FAQ

Where do you get these berries?

You can find dried elderberries in bulk on Amazon and other online stores.

How long does a batch last for?

2-3 weeks in the refrigerator.

Can you make this recipe with fresh elderberries?

Yes, if you wish.

Can you leave the berries in or do you have to strain them out?

The berries need to be strained out and removed.

Does it have to be refrigerated?

Yes, it should be refrigerated.

Can I use maple syrup?

Yes, if you wish.

Can I use agave?

There are better sweeteners to use if you aren’t using raw honey. Maple syrup would be a good alternative.

Can you take this while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes, you can take this while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Can you freeze it?

Yes, you can freeze it. You can use this recipe to make Elderberry Popsicles.

How much elderberry syrup can I have?

For health maintenance, enjoy 1 tablespoon per day. For assistance in recovering from a cold or flu, enjoy 1 tablespoon 3 times per day.

Learn more about the hidden healing powers of fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices, and wild foods in the #1 New York Times Bestselling book Life-Changing Foods

Categories: Fat Free, Grain Free, Nut and Seed Free, Healing Tools, Essentials Healing Tools, Kid Friendly 

This item posted: 19-Jul-2018

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