Elderberry syrup is commonly taken as a natural health tonic. It is an all natural anti-viral. Did you know that the Flu is a viral infection not a bacterial infection? This is why antibiotics are useless in attempting to treat the flu. We wouldn't dream of telling you elderberry syrup is a cure for the flu, but we do recommend giving it a try the next time you feel you are getting sick.
Elderberries have antiviral properties.
Cinnamon has antiseptic & antibacterial properties.
Cloves have antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, & antiviral properties.
Ginger has anti-inflammatory & blood thinning properties.
Honey has antibacterial properties.
Elderberry Syrup Recipe
1 Cup Fresh or 1/2 Cup Dried Blue or Black Elderberries (Red berries are poisonous)
3 Cups Water
1 Cup Raw Honey or Sugar Cane (optional)
1 Cinnamon Stick (optional)
3 Whole Cloves (optional)
Pinch Powdered Ginger or Thin Slice Fresh Ginger or 1/8 Teaspoon Minced Ginger (optional)
Place berries, water & optional spices in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat & simmer for 30 minutes. Smash berries to release remaining juice & then strain the mixture, pressing into the berries to further release the juices. Allow to cool. Stir in optional honey or optional sugar cane until fully dissolved. Store in a glass bottle in the refrigerator. Your homemade elderberry syrup will last approximately 2 - 3 months if stored in the refrigerator. We do not recommend canning your syrup as the high heat will kill off the beneficial properties.
Dosage Options for adults & children:
•1tsp every 2 - 3 hours while sick.
•4Tbsp 3 times a day for 5 days.
•1tsp daily for general health.
Do not take if pregnant or breast feeding.
Do not give raw honey to infants