Elderberry Syrup for Health and Immune System Support
Elderberry Syrup is easy to make!
Usually I have this syrup already made all winter long but it is the middle of August and I have a one year old with a summer cold... So time to make our magical syrup that gets everyone's immune system super powered!
4 cups Water
1 cup dried organic elderberry (or 2 cups fresh)
1 cup raw honey (local if possible)
2 inches of fresh raw ginger, chopped
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
Bring water to boil and add all ingredients EXCEPT for the raw honey. Bring to a boil and cover, reduce heat to low. Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes. Take off heat and allow to cool till room temp. strain out solids being sure to press berries to get all that good stuff out. Now stir in the honey and your done!
Store in fridge for several months! 1/2 a teaspoon for really little ones to tablespoon or two for adults. Once daily for prevention and every 3-4 hours for cure!
Let us know if you add other ingredients? We have added organic lemon before and it was nice too!
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