I love Elderberry season! Last year I shared with you how to make Elderberry Elixir. This year, it’s Elderberry Syrup. Elderberry packs a POWERFUL health punch! If you don’t have access to fresh Elderberry, you can use dried. Scientific studies are finding Elderberry to inhibit several strains of the flu and cold. Helps in reduction of coughing by helping to inhibit excess mucus and helps fight sinus infections by reducing mucus. It has traditionally been used to relive pain and for inflammation. Elderberry helps strengthen the immune system so you don’t get these dreadful sicknesses to begin with. The berries contain powerful flavonoids and antioxidants. Studies at preliminary stages are indicating that Elderberry may also be beneficial to those suffering from HIV and the herpes virus.
The recipe is super easy and the flavor delightful. Take a teaspoon twice a day for preventive care. Take three teaspoons four times a day if exposed or if sick. Enjoy your health! Last year I was repeatedly exposed to sickness and not once got anything.
1 cup organic elderberries
3 cups of water
1 cup RAW honey
1. Take berries off stems. Stems are poisonous. Rinse berries and make sure there are no unripe berries in your batch.
2. In a pot add rinsed berries and water. Bring to boil. Lower heat to simmer. Simmer for 30 mins.
3. Take off heat. Mash berries in water and let sit ’til liquid is room temperature.
4. Strain through cheesecloth or fine meshing. Squeezing all the goodness out of the berries.
5. Stir raw honey into strained Elderberry juice. Make sure the juice is no higher than 100 degrees. If it is it will kill the live enzymes in the honey. The live enzymes will keep the Elderberry syrup preserved longer.
6. Stir whole batch and then pour into jars. I keep one in the refrigerator and others go in the freezer. Elderberry elixir is never frozen. Mine from last year is still good.