Keep You and the Kids Cold Free- Elerberry Syrup

How To Make Elderberry Syrup

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You will need Elderberries, Echinacea, Rose Hips {all dried},  Ginger Root and Cinnamon Sticks.  These herbs are from Bulk Herb Store.  They seem to have reasonable prices and great products!

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Add to a small saucepan:

  • 1/4 cup dried elderberries
  • 2 T. dried rose hips
  • 2 T. dried echinacea (optional and you don’t want to add it every time)
  • 3/4 t. dried ginger root or 1 1/2 T. grated fresh ginger root
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup filtered water

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Bring to a boil, then let herbs simmer uncovered for 20-30 minutes.  The water will reduce by half at this time.

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Pour the mixture through a mesh strainer into a bowl.  Press the mixture to squeeze out extra juice.  Discard the herbs.

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Let syrup cool in the bowl, until you can touch it…

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Then add 1/2 cup {remember I doubled mine!} of raw, local if possible, honey and stir well.

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Elderberry Syrup Recipe

  • 1/4 cup dried Elderberries
  • 2 tablespoons dried Rose Hips
  • 2 tablespoons dried Echinacea (optional)
  • 3/4 tsp. dried ginger root or 1/2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup raw honey

Bring first six ingredients to a boil, then let herbs simmer uncovered for 20-30 minutes.  The water will reduce by half at this time. Pour the mixture through a mesh strainer into a bowl.  Press the mixture to squeeze out extra juice.  Discard the herbs. Let syrup cool in the bowl, until you can touch it…

Then add 1/2 cup {remember I doubled mine!} of raw, local if possible, honey and stir well.

Note: For children under one year old, honey isn’t recommended,  so you can use maple syrup, agave nectar etc in place of the honey.

Yield: Approximately 1/2 cup, so doubling is good if you’ll use more in a short period of time. Store in a glass container in the refrigerator.  The Elderberry Syrup should last up to two months.

Dosage: Children take 1-2 teaspoons a day.  Adults take 1-4 teaspoons a day.  If you are feeling sick, children should take 2 teaspoons and Adults 3-4 teaspoons.  Then one teaspoon a day for maintenance.

 

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