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DIY Elderberry Syrup - Super Immune System Booster

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My immune system isn't the best. Last year I was sick with bronchitis, sinusitis and ear infections almost every month. Every time I got over something - it seemed like I would get sick with something else. A wonderful woman in my painting class in school months back told me to try Elderberry syrup to help me boost the immune system. Then when I was at the store I happened to see it on the clearance rack and I bought it. I took a teaspoon of it a couple times a day here and there for several months and I did not get sick that whole time. It was extremely unusual for me during this time of year to not get those problems that I had the years before. I can only think that this stuff is really potent and has helped me. I can't guarantee anything as we all have our health issues and differences - but I highly recommend this to anyone and everyone.

If you've been watching the news lately, I'm sure you've heard about the flu spreading and people getting very ill and some dying from complications related to it. Honestly, I don't believe in the flu shots and my son and I have both had H1N1 and several other flu strains. So, we have some real immunity to it. But, there have been numerous studies in Europe which prove the efficacy of black elderberry in treating the flu. It's used in some other countries for this purpose and also to treat chronic fatigue and numerous other ailments effecting the immune system.

* Please note: Since elderberry may strengthen or modulate the immune system, it should be avoided in patients with autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and lupus, or those taking immunosuppressants. Please speak with your doctor if necessary.

Sorry for the long introduction. If you're ready to get started and would like to make some Elderberry syrup, please check out the following steps! It's really quick and easy to make!
 
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meismeems9 months ago

Sounds like a great recipe! I'm definitely going to try this!

If you're interested, there are a couple things that will also boost your immune system that I've used with success. Olive leaf extract and bentonite clay. The clay should be take everyday to strengthen your whole body and keep it clear of toxins that tax your liver/immune system, and the OLE kills viruses AND bacterial infections. I kicked a bad case of bronchitis over 10 years ago with it and I've never gotten it again.

HollyMann (author)  meismeems9 months ago

OH Thank you so much!!! I really appreciate it! I am sorry for not writing back sooner on here. I actually have bentonite clay at home - had no idea you could ingest it! I use it for a face mask. :) So I will buy some olive leaf extract and try it!!! THANK YOU~!

Since the jam is a Super Immune System Booster, I guess autoimmune diseases, such as Lupus, Arthritis or Lou Gehrig's disease; can be triggered by consuming a lot of that jam.

HollyMann (author)  israelfigueroa9 months ago

Thanks for commenting on this - I just updated the Instructable to warn of that.

kjawor9 months ago
Keep sharing your projects with others. They are inspiring ;)
HollyMann (author)  kjawor9 months ago

Thanks kjawor!

kjawor9 months ago
Thank you for a wonderful recipe!!!
Your post are awsome.
HollyMann (author)  kjawor9 months ago

Thanks for such a nice comment kjawor! :)