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Elderberry Syrup



½ cup dried elderberries or 1 cup fresh elderberries

3 cups water

½ cup honey (raw is preferred)*


Directions:

Bring water to boil in a saucepan, add in elderberries and reduce to a simmer.

Simmer for 30-45 minutes or until liquid has reduced by half.

Let the syrup cool and then strain through a fine mesh sieve, cheesecloth, or muslin.

Add in the honey once cool and stir.

Store your elderberry syrup in a jar in the refrigerator. Alternatively, you can make large batches of elderberry syrup and can freeze them in plastic jars or trays.


Keeps for 2-3 months


Dosage:


Preventative: 1 Tbs/daily for adults, 1 tsp/daily for children over 1 year.


Illness Remedy: 1 Tbs/2-3 hours for adults, 1 tsp/2-3 hours for children over 1 year.

*Warning: Honey is not safe for children under 1 year.


 


Don’t know where to find elderberries? Some people have access to fresh elderberries but for those of us who do not, simple go with dried elderberries. You might be able to find them in some natural stores but if not then you can buy them at Amazon.

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