Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry Syrup

Cold and flu season is upon us. We know so many people who have been or are sick, and in this season the bugs are holding on for weeks! Our family makes Elderberry Syrup from organic herbs; and during this time of the year, we take it as a daily supplement.

Colliers Living Elderberry Syrup Herb Packet Life offers the organic herbs for our Elderberry Syrup recipe on Etsy. We sell the herbs in a perfectly measured package for one batch.

PLEASE NOTE: We do NOT offer medical advice, our family shares what WE do to stay healthy. Before taking new herbs or supplements please check with your qualified medical provider.

DIY Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry Syrup
Elderberries have a history of treating and preventing many illnesses. A must during flu and cold season for our family, it can help prevent cold and flu by boosting your immune system or it can shorten the duration and help you recover more quickly. Elderberries are an great source of vitamins A and C. The other herbs in this recipe have also been found to be anti-viral, anti-bacterial, as well as to boost the immune system, and ease respiratory problems.
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Total Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup dried elderberries
  2. 6 cups distilled water (divided 3c, 2c, 1c)
  3. 2 tsp. dried licorice root
  4. 1 TBS. cinnamon
  5. 2 tsp. dried echinachea purpurae
  6. 1 tsp. dried elecampane
  7. 1/2 tsp. fresh ginger root
  8. 1 cup local, raw honey
Instructions
  1. Place berries and herbs in saucepan add 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer over low until reduced by half (approx 1 hr).
  2. Strain the mixture through cheesecloth or a fine-mesh strainer and smash the berries and herbs a bit to get all the juice out. Pour liquid into a glass jar.
  3. Place the berries and herbs back into saucepan. Add 2 cups of water, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer over low until reduced by half (approx 30-45 minutes).
  4. Again, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer and smash berries and herbs again. Pour liquid into glass jar.
  5. Place the berries and herbs back into saucepan. Add 1 cup of water, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer over low until reduced by half (approx 20-30 minutes).
  6. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer and smash berries and herbs for a final time, dispose of berry mash. Pour liquid into glass jar.
  7. Add honey while your mixture is still lightly warm so it will incorporate nicely.
  8. Refrigerate and use for up to 45 days. (Some say three months.)
Notes
  1. For prevention our family takes 1 TBS daily for adults and 1 tsp daily for children. When we are sick or trying to fight off something we take 1 TBS every hour for 4-6 hours.
  2. PLEASE NOTE: We do NOT offer medical advice, our family shares what WE do to stay healthy. Before taking new herbs or supplements please check with your qualified medical provider.
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