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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!

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7 comments:

  1. A great recipe for January. TRAFFIC JAM WEEKEND
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    1. It's a great way to keep from getting sick or recovering more quickly. :)

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  2. How long does this elderberry syrup last? Thank you for linking up with us on the Homestead Blog Hop!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I have heard it will last 6 months, but I haven't tested it. I tend to make a batch when I think we will need it and with all the people here, we go through it pretty quickly. If you want to be on the safe side, you could also freeze it and then thaw it out when you want more. Hope that helps! :)

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  3. Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

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  4. What a wonderful alternative to store bought elderberry syrup, which as you say, is very expensive! I also prefer homemade because you know exactly what is in it. I've used elderberry syrup and found it did help me feel much better. Yours also looks like it tastes good too! On a preventative basis, we use echinacea. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party.

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    1. Agreed. I love being able to customize ingredients based on what our specific needs/wants are and also knowing what's in it. Echinacea is another good one!

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