This is a great remedy to have in the fridge, especially during the colder months. You can take it for general immune support or at the first site of a colds or flu. Elderberry has been shown to reduce the symptoms and duration of acute respiratory conditions.
Elderberries contain quercertin, rutin, anthocyanins & vitamin C, all known to modulate the immune system & aid detoxification pathways.
Elderberries are anti inflammatory, stimulate the immune system, promote the excretion of mucous, promote sweating to reduce fever, reduce joint pain & are a mild diuretic.
Elderberry syrup is a great herbal remedy for children as it’s quite pleasant to taste. You can have it straight off a spoon but it’s also delicious in soda water or on yogurt or pancakes.
*do not give honey to children under 12 months use sugar instead
* do not eat uncooked berries, dry or fresh
100g (1 cup) of dried organic elderberry (or two cups of fresh elderberry)
Enough filtered water to cover the berries (about a cup)
Equal amount or raw organic honey to the finished elderberry liquid (about a cup)
Cook berries on low heat for 30-45 minutes, add a bit more water if you need to. Turn of the heat & add equal amounts of raw honey & stir until combined.
Blend with a stick blender and then strain through a mesh sieve or muslin cloth. Alternatively, squash & strain through a fine mesh sieve or muslin cloth.
Place in a glass jar & store in the fridge for 2-3 months.
For kids 1-4yrs:
1 tsp 1x day for immunity
1 tsp 2x day during colds or flu
For kids 4+:
1 tsp 2x day for immunity
1 tsp 3x day during colds or flu
For 12+ & adults
1 tbsp 2x day for immunity
1 tbsp 4x day during colds or flu