Elderberry Syrup Recipe

(recipe adapted from Wellness Mama)

IF YOU . . .

If you are frustrated with how easily you or your loved ones seem to “catch” colds or the flu, this recipe is for you.

If you cringe at the health food store prices for natural remedies, and you just can’t justify paying $15 for such a tiny bottle, this recipe is for you.

If you’re looking to be proactive in fortifying your immune system and keeping it strong so you WILL NOT get sick again, this recipe is for you.

If you’re looking for a vitamin boost that actually tastes good and your whole family will take, then this recipe is for you.

Elderberries naturally contain A, B, and C and stimulate the immune system. Israeli researchers found that the complex sugars in elderberries support the immune system in fighting cold and flu. They developed several formulas based on these complex sugars that have been clinically shown to help ameliorate all kinds of cold/flu” (Wellness Mama).

I’m not a doctor. If you or your family member has a severe medical situation, please consult a professional. I can only tell you from personal experience that when I was sick and started taking this every couple of hours, I noticed a difference that day. And, I can get all of my children to take it regularly without epic meltdowns or fights.

If you are dealing with a mild cold or case of the flu, and you want to try a natural option before you fill a script for another antibiotic, this is a great place to start. And, like I mentioned before, this is a great option to use for fortifying your immune system BEFORE you get sick, so that your chances of getting sick are decreased.

If you don’t have a local source for fresh or dried elderberries, my favorite place to order herbs online is the Bulk Herb Store. Click here for a link to their elderberries* (this is plenty of elderberries for multiple batches of syrup).

Who’s going to try it? Raise your hand by posting in the comments.

*This is not an affiliate link, just sharing one of my favorite sources.

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Elderberry Syrup
Immune-boosting, power-packed syrup that tastes good and is easy to make. Add this to your daily routine to keep you and your family's bodies strong.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45-90 minutes
Passive Time 60 minutes
pint of syrup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45-90 minutes
Passive Time 60 minutes
pint of syrup
  1. Place elderberries, water, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger in a saucepan.
  2. Heat to a rapid boil, then partially cover and simmer for 45-90 minutes until the amount is reduced by almost half.
  3. Allow the mixture to cool enough to handle, and then pour it through a sieve to save the juice. Be sure to mash the ingredients caught in the sieve until all the juices are released.
  4. Allow the liquid to cool to just warm, then stir in the honey.
  5. Once it is mixed well, pour the finished syrup into a glass jar and store in the fridge for daily use.
Recipe Notes

Dosage (up to five times per week):

1/2 to 1 teaspoon for kids
1/2 to 1 tablespoon for adults

When sick, follow dosage every 2-3 hours until symptoms alleviate.


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