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Grandma's Elderberry Immune Support
This class will teach you all about how to make your very own organic elderberry syrup.
2/3 Cup Dried Elderberries
3 Cups Spring Water
2 T Fresh Sliced Ginger
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 tsp Cloves
1 Cup Local Raw Honey
Make It Like So:
Place elderberries, water, ginger, cinnamon and cloves in a pot. Stir in 1 cup of honey. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 45 minutes to one hour.
Remove from heat and using a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth, strain out mixture. Transfer liquid to a glass jar, let liquid come to room temperature.
Keep in the fridge sealed for up to 2-3 weeks.
There is no standard dose of elderberry, I enjoy 1 T up to four times a day during flu season. Some enjoy elderberry syrup every day as elderberry has many health benefits. For more information on elderberries and their benefits please see the wonderful article below.
*You can add 1 tsp of cayenne for extra heat. (spicy)
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There are many reported benefits of elderberries. Not only are they nutritious, but they may also fight cold and flu symptoms, support heart health and fight inflammation and infections, among other benefits.
Elise Mandl, BSc, APD, "Elderberry: Benefits and Dangers", March 2018, https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/elderberry