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Elderberry Syrup



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


Recipe


Ingredients

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)


Directions

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.


Dose

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

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