My Favorite Recipe~
My favorite recipe for this time of year is Elderberry Syrup, a centuries old, reliable recipe full of immune boosting properties! Elderberries are known to help lessen inflammation and stress and help protect your heart too. Ginger helps break down mucus, making it easier for your body to expel air. It also helps improve circulation to the lungs and reduces inflammation.
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Elderberry Syrup Recipe
- ⅔ Cup Black Elderberries
- 3 ½ Cups Water
- 1 Cup Raw Honey
- Dried Cloves
- Whole, fresh rosemary beat to open pores
- Whole cinnamon sticks
- Whole nutmeg
- Whole allspice
- Fresh ginger sliced and pounded
- Turmeric sliced and pounded
- Add water to medium saucepan
- Add organic elderberries, wolfberries, cloves, rosemary, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, allspice, ginger and turmeric
- Bring to a boil
- Cover and reduce heat
- Let simmer about 45 minutes or until the liquid has reduced by about half
- Remove from heat and let cool
- Mash the berries carefully using a spoon or other flat utensil
- Pour through a strainer into a glass jar
- Discard the elderberries
- Let the liquid cool to lukewarm
- Add 1 Cup of Raw Honey
- Add 2 drops of your favorite essential oils if desired
- If liquid cooled too much to stir in the honey, warm honey by placing in hot water and add warmed honey to the syrup. (DO NOT microwave)Stir well. After mixed pour the syrup into a jar (I use brown, cold brew glass jars)Store in the fridge and take daily for immune boosting properties.
The berries and flowers of elderberry are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that may boost your immune system. They could help tame inflammation, lessen stress, and help protect your heart, too. Some experts recommend elderberry to help prevent and ease cold and flu symptoms. It’s also been used as a treatment for:
- Joint and muscle pain
- Infections that affect how you breathe
- Kidney problems
- Minor skin conditions
- HIV and AIDS