Homemade Elderberry Syrup Recipe
Author: Kelly - Simple Life Mom
Cook time: 1 hour 30 mins
Total time: 1 hour 30 mins
Natural Cold and Flu Remedy or to Boost your Immune System
  • ½ cup dried elderberries
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp clove powder (or 1 clove)
  • ½ tsp ginger (or s small slice of fresh)
  • juice from ½ lemon
  • ½ cup raw honey(or to taste)
  1. Combine elderberries and water in a saucepan and bring to 180 degrees. Do not let it boil. Simmer in this state for 30 minutes.
  2. Turn burner to low and add cinnamon, clove, and ginger. Let sit on low for 1 hour.
  3. Remove from heat and add lemon and honey, stirring until honey is dissolved.
  4. Taste, add more honey if needed.
  5. Strain through a cheese cloth, coffee filter, or a cloth and discard berries.
  6. Store in an airtight jar for up to 2 months.
To Use: take 1 tsp daily to boost immune system and help prevent colds. If sick, take up to 1 tsp per hour. (1/2 for small children)
Recipe by Simple Life Mom at http://simplelifemom.com/2015/01/19/natural-cold-remedy-homemade-elderberry-syrup-recipe/