Elderberry Syrup

This recipe is great when cold or flu season comes around.  Just a teaspoon a day will help keep colds away and one every three to four hours will help banish a current cold.


½ cup of dried elderberries (1 cup of fresh or frozen)

5 cloves

1 cinnamon stick

1 tablespoon of ginger

2 cups of water

1 cup of honey


  1. Combine the elderberries, water, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger in a small sauce pan
  2. Bring water to a boil, then turn down the heat to a simmer
  3. Leave covered for about 20-30 minutes or until the water is reduced by half
  4. Strain into a bowl and add honey

This syrup is good for a couple weeks, but can also be frozen to last longer.  Just remember, if you have an autoimmune disorder, such as Aids or HIV, do NOT take this.  Elderberries affect the immune system and aggravate symptoms for these conditions.



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