‘Tis the season for allergies, colds and flus! Help combat illness with a bottle of homemade elderberry syrup, which is chalk full of antioxidants and ingredients that are beneficial to your immune system. For preventative use, take one tablespoon per day. Or if you’re already sick, take one tablespoon per hour to help treat your cold/flu naturally. Plus, If you make your batch of elderberry syrup using local honey, it will give you the added benefit of preventing allergies that are triggered from local pollen and trees.
Make a big batch of elderberry syrup for your own refrigerator, and then another to give as Get Well Soon gifts for your friends and family to help them get through the cold/flu and allergy season. To package your elderberry syrup, seal it in an airtight jar or bottle, and add personalized packaging from our shop.
Fill a medium saucepan with the water, dried elderberries, grated ginger and stick of cinnamon, and place over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to simmer. Let simmer for 30 minutes.
Remove from heat and add honey and apple cider vinegar. Stir until honey has fully dissolved. Strain into airtight jars and let sit on the counter until liquid has cooled to room temperature. Add labels and store in the refrigerator for up to six months. Keep tags off until ready to gift.
Recipe adapted from ablossominglife.com
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