Wednesday, September 4

Elderberry Syrup for Pennies

With an immuno-suppressed child, our family is constantly aware of the fragility of the human immune system. It doesn't take much to shut it down - stress, sugar, poor sleep, poor diet - and we strive to keep it going. 

If you're taking care of yourself properly, these herbal remedies will help give your immune system a kick in the butt when you most need it!

Elderberry Syrup
For the price of one bottle of elderberry syrup at the store, you could make ten to fifteen times that amount at home! This is super easy, and anyone can make it.

Start with good, organic elderberries. We can usually find a good organic brand at Amazon, but would rather pay more to get them from somewhere else if Amazon doesn't have the organic brand available.

  1. Put all of the ingredients into a pot and bring the water to a boil. 
  2. Reduce heat to a very low simmer, and reduce liquid by about ½ (usually takes about 20-30 minutes). 
  3. Strain out the herbs and add 1 cup of raw honey (optional - use this if you have picky kids).
  4. Store your syrup in a closed jar in the refrigerator.  (Should keep up to 6 months.)

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