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Elderberry Syrup

Morsels of Life - Elderberry Syrup - An effective and healthy immune booster, make this easy elderberry syrup inexpensively at home. It's yummy too!

With so many bugs going around lately, I thought I'd make some elderberry syrup. Homemade elderberry syrup's a great natural and effective alternative to various medications, and at $15+ for a small bottle of elderberry syrup at the store, it's also a lot less expensive! You can definitely make much more for less, and you can make yours even better by using local, raw honey. With their high Vitamin A, B, and C content, elderberries can stimulate the immune system, helping prevent illness as well as a speedy recovery.

This elderberry syrup's super easy to make too! Just simmer the materials until you've got a nice infusion, then concentrate it by letting some water evaporate off. Let it cool a bit (so you don't "cook" your raw honey) and mix it into the honey. Stir a spoonful into tea or just take it undiluted. Your immune system will thank you! :)

What are some natural or alternative methods you use to keep yourself healthy?


Morsels of Life - Elderberry Syrup - An effective and healthy immune booster, make this easy elderberry syrup inexpensively at home. It's yummy too!

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An effective and healthy immune booster, make this easy elderberry syrup inexpensively at home. It's yummy too!

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Yield: 4 cups

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
1 cup dried elderberries Or substitute 2 cups fresh elderberies.
2 tablespoons ginger I used grated.
4 cinnamon sticks
6 cups water
1.5 cups honey Raw, local honey is preferred.


Methods:

Morsels of Life - Elderberry Syrup Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Elderberry Syrup Step 2 - Combine all materials except honey and simmer until volume reduces by about half. 2. Combine all materials except honey and simmer until volume reduces by about half.
Morsels of Life - Elderberry Syrup Step 3 - Strain mixture, and allow to cool. Once it has cooled, stir into honey. 3. Strain mixture, and allow to cool. Once it has cooled, stir into honey.

Morsels of Life - Elderberry Syrup - An effective and healthy immune booster, make this easy elderberry syrup inexpensively at home. It's yummy too!

21 comments:

  1. Hi CJ! They may be a dumb question, but where can you find elderberries? And another possibly dumb question, but what would you recommend pouring it over? I've never even heard of elderberry syrup before today, but it sounds awesome! Thanks so much!!!

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  2. No dumb questions! Gotta start from somewhere. :) I got the Frontier elderberries, and you can get them from Amazon here: http://amzn.to/1PnC6IP.

    As far as using it, I usually just drink it straight (about a tablespoon or so) or mix it into tea if I'm wanting something warm. You could also make elderberry gummies. If you're using it as an actual syrup like maple syrup or something like that, you may want to adjust the consistency/sweetness. Elderberry's got a lot of nutrients, so it always has me feeling better faster. :)

    Let me know if you have any other questions! Hope you enjoy this elderberry syrup. :)

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  3. My sister buys homemade elderberry syrup locally and swears by it. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I pinned to natural prodects. Linda @Crafts a la mode

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  4. Give it a try! I bet it works because of all the nutrients in it. Plus, it helps you drink more liquids. :)

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  5. I absolutely love this recipe. Can I ask, how long does it store once made?

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  6. Thanks for linking up on Simply Natural Saturdays.

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  7. It's great for those little icks. Keeps them from getting into big icks. :) As far as storage, I tend to only keep a small jar refrigerated and the rest frozen. I have used the the refrigerated jar for quite a while with no issues, and it should keep for several months. It does get an off flavor or smell if it goes bad. Usually people tend to see mold when it goes bad as well. Hope that helps and let me know if you have any other questions or your thoughts if you give it a try. :)

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  8. What a neat recipe! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  9. Thanks for stopping by! We like to keep some around to help fight off the little icks, especially as the weather gets colder. :)

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  10. I have heard such great things about this syrup from my friends! I need to whip some up since we've already begun getting sick every other week!

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  11. Oh no! It is that time of year when everyone seems to be getting sick. Good thing this elderberry syrup's easy to make! :)

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  12. Wow, who knew it was this easy? I pinned this to my health and fitness board so I can try it sometime. It wouldn't hurt to keep on hand, that is for sure!

    Thanks for sharing, and for linking up to the Weekend Wind-Down party last week!

    Nicole =)

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  13. I know, right? I didn't realize it was so easy until I tried to figure out how to make it myself. I always keep at least (and usually more than) one jar in the freezer, and usually another in the fridge. :)

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  14. This is such a great recipe! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  15. We really like it during this time when it seems everyone's getting sick all the time! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  16. I love natural remedies/medicine, and this is one I was not aware of. Thanks!

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  17. It's one of our most frequently used natural remedies. Of course, it doesn't hurt that it's pretty yummy too. :)

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  18. This is absolutely perfect for the colder weather. I love that it has raw honey too! Thanks so much for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party :)

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  19. It certainly is! :) The raw honey brings it's own health benefits and yumminess too. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. AHHH! Is this what you mentioned last week? It sounds SO delicious! Thanks for linking up again at Try A Bite Tuesday link party last week! This week is live, we'd love for you to come party again this week! #TryABiteTuesday

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  21. Maybe? I'm not sure! :) Hope this helps you keep the icks away. :)

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