Elderberry syrup is an inexpensive and delicious way to protect your family during cold and flu season. Every year I keep a fresh jar of elderberry syrup available for my family. It’s easy to make, delicious tasting, and it’s so amazing for your immune health.
If you’re not already making elderberry syrup I’m certain you’ll want to get started right away. Make sure you read my previous post about Immune Building Foods, where I shared a few of the ways elderberries are good for your health.
Here’s a recap:
Elderberries are rich in flavonoids and help to protect your DNA integrity.
Elderberries reduce stress and increase recovery time. It’s antiviral and speeds up the body’s ability to recover from colds and the flu.
Not only that, it has the ability to protect against 10 strains of the flu, unlike the flu vaccine which usually only targets 1 or 2 strains.
When taken at the first symptoms of the flu, it has the ability to reduce the duration of the flu to 3-4 days. Elderberries activate a healthy immune system and reduce inflammation.
Overall, elderberry syrup is an inexpensive and delicious way to protect your family during cold and flu season.
Here’s how I make elderberry syrup!
1/2 Cup Dried Organic Elderberries
3 Cups Filtered Water
1/4 to 1/2 Cup of Honey
(Optional: 2-5 drops of Young Living Thieves essential oils for extra immune strength)
Add 1/2 cup of dried organic elderberries or 1 cup of fresh elderberries to 3 cups of water.
Bring to a boil and then turn down to a simmer for an hour.
Smash berries with a potato masher and then strain the elderberries using a fine mesh strainer and throw out elderberries.
Add honey (and optional Thieves essential oil) to the elderberry liquid. Stir thoroughly.
Label a canning jar and pour your elderberry syrup into the jar. Store in the fridge where it will last for 2-3 months.
Once again, Tricia, you are an encouraging and helpful person!
Thank you so much for all this wonderful information.
I’ve never made elderberry syrup before, but looking at your pictures and
your directions, I think even I can do it! 🙂
Thanks Joyce!! Wonderful! I know you can do it, it’s so easy! I’m so glad you liked the post!
Joyce Diepold says
Thank you so much!!
You are the BEST!!
Actually Daisy, you can increase the honey and use it as a syrup for your pancakes!
Okay, so, wait: my brain saw "syrup" and was expecting something to put on pancakes and such, but this is more like "cough syrup", but as a preventative medicine, right?
This sounds really good. I wonder if my local organic store has dried elderberries!
You're very welcome!
Oooooh! Thank you for this recipe! Tina R.