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Elderberry Syrup

 

Ingredients

1 gallon water

2 cups black elderberries (dried, or 1 1/3 cups fresh or frozen)

4 TBSP ginger (grated)

5 cinnamon sticks cinnamon

2 cups raw honey

Instructions

Pour the water into a medium saucepan and add the elderberries, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.

Bring to a boil and then cover and reduce to a simmer for about 45 minutes to 1 hour until the liquid has reduced by almost half.

Remove from heat and let cool until it is cool enough to be handled.

Pour through a strainer into a glass jar or bowl.

Discard the elderberries and let the liquid cool to lukewarm.

When it is no longer hot, add the honey and stir well.

When the honey is well mixed into the elderberry mixture, pour the syrup into a mason jar or glass bottle.

Store in the fridge and take daily for its immune boosting properties. Some sources recommend taking only during the week and not on the weekends to boost immunity.

Standard dose is ½ - 1 teaspoon for kids and ½ - 1 tablespoon for adults. If the flu does strike, take the normal dose every 2-3 hours instead of once a day until symptoms disappear.

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