Full of antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, elderberry syrup is used as a remedy for colds, cases of flu, and bacterial sinus infections. Elderberry works by reducing swelling in the mucus membranes.
Some studies suggest elderberry extract reduces the duration of the flu, which is why some believe it may also help your immune system against coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
The berries and flowers of elderberry are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that may boost your immune system. While you can purchase at your local health food store, here’s a great recipe to make your own Elderberry Syrup.
Usage: Adults take 2 teaspoons once a day for daily use. For intensive use take 2 teaspoons up to four times a day. Children take one teaspoon a day for daily use. For intensive use take 1 teaspoon up to 4 times a day.
IMMUNE BOOSTING ELDERBERRY SYRUP
¾ cup Dried Elderberries (2.5oz)
3½ cups water
1 cinnamon stick
4-6 slices ginger (about 1.5 inches total)
1 cup Raw Honey
In a medium saucepot, add Elderberries, water, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Bring to a boil then place a lid partially cracked and reduce heat to a simmer for about 30 minutes until reduced by 50%. Remove from heat and stir in honey.
To store place in a glass jar and store in the fridge for 1-2 months.