Elderberries are a fantastic immune booster, cold and flu fighter and all around great for your health natural alternative. First listed in the CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs as early as 1985, and used to treat a flu epidemic in Panama in 1995, Elderberries have shown their worth time and time again. While there are many ways to enjoy elderberries such as food, wine, and tea, elderberry syrup is a tried and true way to keep your immune system strong by preventing, and quickening the ending to a cold or flu.
This syrup is good for 4-6 weeks in the refrigerator and can be taken by the teaspoon in the morning and night as preventive maintenance or by the tablespoon every 2-3 hours when sick. Enjoy and stay healthy!
1/2 cup Elderberries
1/4 cup Rosehips
1 1/2 Tablespoons cinnamon
1 3/4 cups water
1/2 cup honey
1. Bring herbs to boil in a medium pot and lower to a low simmer for 20 minutes
2. Mash herbs a little in pot to remove excess juices.
3. Strain with a fine strainer or cheesecloth, keeping the juice but removing the herbs.
4. Let liquid cool and gently stir in honey.
5. Pour syrup into container and store in the refrigerator up to six weeks.