Friday, November 15, 2013

Homemade Elderberry Syrup, A Recipe for Wellness

It is super easy to make Elderberry Syrup. It is a wonder of wellness against cold and flu symptoms!

All you need:
Filtered water

Boil down the elderberries (rapid boil) with a ratio of approximately 1 cup of berries to 4 cups water. Mash them up, strain them, and FINELY strain it, either through a jelly bag or very fine mesh. (I use a tightly knit spice ball and funnel), because the stems are actually poisonous. Once you have all the stems and pulp removed, add in about 1 cup (or more) of honey and bring it back to a gentle boil. Pour it into canning jars and can it. Keep refrigerated. One batch is good for 3 months.

If they are sick, give 2-3 teaspoons twice a day, at the FIRST onset of symptoms for best results. If just for daily immunity building, then 1-2 teaspoons once daily is fine.

It works wonders! My kids absolutely LOVE it. They ask for it continuously. I love that we can make our own medicine and remedy their colds from the comfort of home. I have my friend Melissa to thank for knowing and trying Elderberry Syrup---she makes it and gifted us some when we were sick a couple of years ago, and I couldn't believe what a difference it made in their symptoms after 24 hours. Now I pick them fresh and freeze them, for when I need to make another batch. You can also order dried elderberries in bulk. With their natural antioxidants, they truly are a wonder of wellness. May you be blessed by this simple recipe, and may God bring you healing and peace.

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