How to make Elderberry Syrup

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Elderberries are one of my favorite herbs to use for treating colds and flu’s. They are full of immune boosting properties that straighten your body to fight off the illness. Elderberries are combined with other herbs to give the syrup an added boost! Unlike many homemade remedies, this tastes good! The raw honey is full of beneficial bacterias that heal and soothe the throat.

How to make Elderberry Syrup

2 cups fresh elderberries or 1 cup dried
¼ cup fresh, grated ginger
2 cinnamon sticks
¼ cup cloves
4 cups water
1 cup raw honey
Simmer in a pot for two hours. Strain through a colander lined with a cheesecloth, Twist the cloth and squeeze to get all the precious liquid out.
Return to the saucepan and heat until warm. Turn off the burner; pour in the raw honey, stirring gently until dissolved.
Store in quart jar in the fridge. It should be good for at least three months.
How I take it:
When sick:Children: 1 tsp every hour
Adults: 1 TBS every hour
As a daily booster during cold season:Children: 1 tsp once a day
Adults:  1 TBS once a day

This post is part of Teach Me Tuesday, Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways,  Simple Lives Thursday, Homestead Barn Hop,  Hearth and Soul, Living Green Tuesday,  Homestead Blog Hop, Wellness Wendsday.

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About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Comments

  1. I have elderberries on our farm and I juice them in a steam juicer.and use for jelly. How would you go about drying them? Thanks

    • Katie Mae Stanley says:

      I would think that you would dry them in a dehydrator or in an oven on warm. I have never done it though.

  2. Ever since I discovered the awesome power of elderberries, I’ve been dying to make my own syrup. Thank you so much for this!

  3. We use elderberry whenever we are sick with a virus, works great. However, I have never tried making my own, I’m sure that would be far cheaper to do. Great post. Thank you for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. 🙂

  4. I make something very simalar to this, biggest difference is that i add rosehips to mine. I’ve been making it for over a year and we love it! I have 8 children and most of them have asthma so until i found this we were using the nebulizer almost everytime they got a cold. If i start them on this immedietly they don’t end up needing the neb treatments! And when someone needs it they are all begging for some, they love the taste 🙂

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