Have you ever wanted to make your own Elderberry Syrup?
Of course you have, that's probably why you're here.
Instead of boring you with whatever it is the millions of paragraphs say before we click "jump to recipe" we will just get into it
-small sauce pot
-clean jar or bottle for your syrup (standard 16 ounce Mason jar will do)
-cheesecloth or strainer
Organic herbs are always best if you have access to them.
1/2 cup Elderberries (Sambucus negra)
1 Tablespoon Rosehips (Rosa canina)
1 Tablespoon Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea)
1 Tablespoon freshly grated Ginger (Zingerber officinale)
1 stick Cinnamon (either variety)
Small pinch of cloves (Syzygium aromaticum)
Don't have one of the ingredients on hand? Not to worry, you can either order a DIY kit here
or feel free to omit the ingredient. Here are the botanicals I personally include in my Elderberry Syrup & why:
Elderberries- anti-inflammatory, antiviral, decongestant, diaphoretic, febrifuge, & nutritive. They are known to help stop the spread of many viral infections including the flu. Rosehips- anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antidepressant, & astringent. Rose Hips are the fruit of the beloved Rose plant. The hips are rich in bioflavinoids & Vitamin C, being a wonderful ally in remedies for colds. Echinachea- alterative, antiseptic, antivenomous, antiviral, immune stimulant, & lymphatic. In this remedio, it helps to inhibit spread of & fight viral infections. A wonderful herb to use topically or internally. Ginger- analgesic, anti-emetic, antiviral, carminitive, digestive tonic, circulatory stimulant (& more!) Ginger helps to improve digestion, ease nausea, & reduce inflammation. Cinnamon & Cloves- though only a small amount of cinnamon & clove are used in this syrup, they still provide analgesic, antiseptic, & carminitive properties. Now for the fun part! Instructions: Simply add the contents of the jar to a saucepan or small pot with 2 cups of water (or juice if you are feeling creative!) & bring to a boil. Once water has come to a boil, cover & reduce to a simmer for 25 minutes or until liquid has reduced to half. Allow liquid to cool before straining with a mesh strainer or cheesecloth, which should come out to approximately 6 to 8 ounces. Add in equal parts simple sugar, honey, or maple syrup. There you have it!
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