Elderberry Syrup Flu Remedy & Immune Boost
Flu season is awful. You do everything in your power to prevent the flu, from taking Vitamin C to getting a flu shot, and then you inevitably end up getting sick. Then, you lay in bed until the bad feelings go away, endlessly switching between drowsy and non-drowsy cough syrups.
Before the flu strikes, strike it down. Elderberries contain antioxidants, lower cholesterol, aid vision, and boost your immune system. Made into a powerful cough syrup, these berries can even help prevent the flu. They’ve been used for years for medicinal purposes and have even been used to treat cancer and AIDS.
A store-bought elderberry syrup can run around $15 for under 10 ounces. This simple recipe will give you 16 ounces for less than $10! The best part is that it’s safe and tastes yummy for kids.
How To Make Elderberry Syrup Recipe for the Flu
Elderberry Syrup Recipe Ingredients
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves or clove powder
- 2 tablespoons fresh or dried ginger root
- 3 1/2 cups of water
- 2/3 cup black elderberries
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- 1 cup raw honey
Elderberry Syrup Recipe Directions
- Pour the water in a medium sized sauce pan with the elderberries, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Bring this mixture to a boil and simmer for 45 minutes to about an hour.
- The liquid should reduce by about half and then you remove it from the heat. Cool this enough to handle it an pour through a strainer into a glass container.
- To finish the syrup off, let it cool completely and add the honey. Stir well and store in a glass container.
- You can take this syrup daily to benefit from the immune boost and store it in the fridge.
- A dose is 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon for kids and 1/2 tablespoon to 1 tablespoon for adults. You can take the syrup every two to three hours.