Sunday, December 29, 2013

natural cold and flu remedy: elderberry syrup









It was a super rainy afternoon, so I got Rowan in the kitchen, and we made Elderberry Syrup. This recipe was really easy, and Rowan was able to help with the measuring and pouring.

My good friend and herbalist, Renee Dixon gave us this recipe to me last winter when we were all getting colds. I know we are bound to get hit a few times this season, so I am excited to have this on hand. Oh, and it tastes delicious. Rowan easily took a teaspoon. 

Also, find some good info on the benefits of Elderberry for colds and flu here.

Elderberry Syrup

1 cup fresh or 1/2 cup dried Elderberry
5 cloves
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 cinnamon stick
2 cups of water
1 cup honey

Add Elderberries, cloves, ginger, cinnamon stick and water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn down heat and simmer until reduced by 1/2 for about 20-30 minutes. Pour mixture through a strainer into a medium bowl. Add honey and stir to combine. Store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator.



3 comments:

  1. Do you know how long the shelf life would be?

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  2. I am all about all natural for colds! love this.

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