Elderberry syrup has been used for years to possibly help prevent the cold and flu. It’s vitamins, antioxidants and flavonols should be a part of your immune-boosting arsenal. Here’s the DIY and how to make your homemade recipe. It’s quick and easy to make!
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I’ve used Elderberry Syrup that I purchased from Thrive Market for years. It’s been a staple in my immune-boosting arsenal. And then I wondered how easy it would be to make our own.
Guess what… it is! Just a few minutes of hands-on time and eezy peezy elderberry breezy you’ve got your winter’s supply for the whole family!
Health Benefits of Elderberries
Elderberries contain immune-boosting compounds and antioxidants such as vitamins A, B, and C, fiber, and flavonols that may help prevent the spread of viruses and fight the cold and flu.
Dosage and Warnings
Always check with your health care provider before taking any kind of supplement, especially for women who are pregnant, nursing, and children. The studies are mixed, but I would not recommend elderberry syrup for women who are pregnant or nursing.
Elderberry should be not be consumed on a daily basis under normal circumstances.
Dosing is for adults. Take one teaspoon a day during cold and flu season. If you are sick, you can take up to 2-3 teaspoons, 4 times a day.
Also, elderberry syrup may cause diarrhea. You can always lessen the dose if it’s too much.
Recipe Notes and Hacks
The arrowroot is technically not necessary, but I use it in everything I make as a natural thickening agent.
The syrup will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks and in the freezer for 4-6 months.
Shake before using.
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Elderberry Syrup Recipe
Homemade Elderberry Syrup
- 1 Cup Dried elderberries
- 3+1 Cups Water
- 1 Cup Honey
- 1/4 Cup Arrowroot powder
- 1 tsp Ground ginger optional
- 1 tsp Ground cinnamon optional
Place elderberries and 3 cups water (and optional spices) in a medium saucepan.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to a simmer for 30-45 minutes.
Remove from heat and cool.
Carefully mash the berries using a spoon.
Strain the mixture into a glass bowl, making sure you squeeze all of the elderberry juice out. (Use a strainer or cheesecloth.)
In a separate jar, add 1 cup water and 1/4 cup arrowroot. Fasten tightly and shake until the arrowroot is dissolved.
Pour elderberry liquid back into the saucepan and simmer.
Add the arrowroot + water mixture and stir.
Once cool again, add the honey.
Shake before using.
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