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My family and I have been using elderberry syrup to help support our immune system during the cold and flu seasons. I usually buy it ready-made in syrup or gummy form, but this time I decided to make it from scratch. Plus, it cheaper especially if you have a big family.
Benefits of Elderberry
The berries, leaves, and bark of the elderberry is considered poisonous and should never be consumed raw.
There are many reported benefits of elderberries. Not only are they nutritious, but they may also fight cold and flu symptoms, support heart health and fight inflammation and infections, among other benefits. Elderberry is also said to be helpful in fighting cold and flu and is high in antioxidants. for these reasons, elderberry has become one of our daily supplements.
How to Make Elderberry Syrup
4 cups of water
2 cinnamon sticks
1 " piece of ginger root
1 cup honey
1. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, dried elderberries, cinnamon sticks, and ginger
2. Heat on medium heat until the mixture starts to boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cover with a lid.
3. Simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the syrup is reduced by about half.
4. Remove from heat and allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes.
5. Pour the syrup through a strainer or juice bag into a glass bowl. Squeeze any remaining juice out of the berries. Discard the elderberries.
6. Allow the elderberry syrup to cool completely before whisking in the honey.
Add the honey and stir until it dissolves into the mixture.
7. Pour the mixture of elderberry syrup into a jar, cover, and store in the refrigerator.
Children 3-4 years: Take 1 teaspoon (5ml) daily.
4-12 take 2 teaspoons (10ml) daily
Adults 1tablespoon (15ml) daily
**Disclaimer:Disclaimer: This post is not medical advice, and I recommend that you talk to your medical provider about any health-related issues. Always seek medical advice before taking any supplements.