This is my super easy recipe for Elderberry Syrup, yields 2 cups (16 oz)
The most common recommendation out there is to take 1-2 teaspoons daily for immunity support during cold and flu season.
*Can increase to 3 times a day at onset of symptoms.
Try pouring over pancakes, waffles, french toast, stir into yogurt or vanilla ice cream!
"Black elderberry has been used medicinally for hundreds of years. Some preliminary studies demonstrate that elderberry may have a measurable effect in treating the flu, alleviating allergies, and boosting overall respiratory health." -Wikipedia
Step 1: What You'll Need
1 Cup Dried Elderberries ( I bought mine from Amazon this time but shops in CS may have them in stock)
4 Slices of Ginger Root (I keep mine in the freezer)
4 Whole Cloves
2 Cinnamon Sticks ( Not pictured, I have substituted 2 tsp ground cinnamon with success)
1 Cup Local Raw Unfiltered Honey ( bought mine at Safeway WP, but I hear Costco is carrying it in CS)
4 Cups Water
*Pot, Spoon, Measuring Cup,
Metal Strainer, Cheesecloth (optional)
Jars for storage