Make this homemade elderberry syrup for a natural way to help boost your body's immunity system.
Keyword: Elderberry Syrup
3/4cupHoney(Raw Local Honey Preferred)
Combine the dried elderberries, the water, and the spices in a saucepan.
Place the mixture on the stove and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer (with just a bit of bubbling). Simmer for about 45 minutes so that the water reduces by about half.
When the mixture is done simmering, mash the elderberries a bit more with a fork.
Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl and drain the liquid off from the elderberries. Use a wooden spoon to press on the elderberries in the strainer to release any remaining juices. Discard the elderberries, and then let the liquid in the bowl cool.
Once the liquid has cooled, stir in the honey.
Transfer your finished syrup to a bottle or jar. Keep in the refrigerator.
To use, take a spoonful daily. During illness, this amount can be increased to 3 or 4 spoonfuls per day. Children should take a smaller dosage, about 1 teaspoon per day. Children under one year of age should not take this mixture as it contains honey.