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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Elderberry Syrup

Here is my recipe for elderberry syrup.  I pulled it from the internet somewhere a few years ago, and adapted it just a little.  
 This is a double batch simmering on the stove

1/2 cup elderberries
1 cinnamon stick
5 cloves
1 inch of ginger root sliced
2 cups water

Simmer this until it is reduced by 1/2.  Then strain and add this liquid to 1 cup honey.  Stir, bottle and refrigerate.
Here is the final product

My boys prefer this to the elderberry tincture, so I keep it on hand to take by the spoon full or to add to tea. Great for cold and flu season,  it boosts the immune system, and will help prevent you from getting sick as well as cut your down time if you already are.  We start taking elderberry syrup (and/or tincture) as soon as we think we might be feeling something coming on.  So we don't wait until we are sure, LOL.  We start right away.  And it works for us. If you google elderberries you will find lots of info on the uses of elderberries.

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