Elderberry Cold-&-Flu-Fighting Syrup
Home made Elderberry Syrup is full of nutritious immune boosting compounds and is an excellent home remedy that can aid the body in fighting minor sickness. This simple Elderberry Syrup recipe that I have to share with you below has been kid approved, by my own and those of friend’s, so you can be confident that it will go down without a fight.
I’m not a health expert, this is purely my own personal experience with a home remedy that I have used for the past few years- and have seen results with. I aim to give my children a tsp of Elderberry Syrup daily, and more if they are unwell (1 tsp every few hours till symptoms ease). As an adult, I will take 1 tbsp at a time.
With the winter months approaching quickly, its the perfect time to get some extra goodness into those little bodies and give this Elderberry Syrup recipe a go! Elderberries (Sambucus Nigra) are packed full of antioxidants and vitamins A, B and C. Black Elderberry extracts have been used in traditional medicine across the world for centuries, and have been shown to reduce the severity and length of influenza (reference). This recipe combines all the goodness of Elderberries, Ginger, Cloves, Cinnamon and raw honey to create a nutrient packed immunity booster.
1 + 3/4 cup of Water
1/3 cup dried Elderberries
1 tbsp chopped Ginger
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Cloves
1/2 cup Raw Honey
Into a small saucepan, Pour in the water and add the elderberries, ginger, cinnamon and cloves.
Bring it to the boil, and then let it simmer for 45 mins to 1 hr.
Remove the syrup from the heat and let it cool down.
When the syrup has cooled down, carefully squish the berries as much as you can.
Strain the liquid carefully through a mesh strainer into a clean bowl.
Add in the honey and stir gently (you can add a little more or less honey to taste).
Pour the liquid into your container of choice and keep in the fridge (up to a month).
Click Here to purchase Organic Dried Elderberries so that you can make your own syrup, you can also find the rest of the dried ingredients from the same site.