Elderberry Syrup

I make this syrup every fall when the sickness season starts.  This is a part of what I consider my ‘flu shot’.  Part of my morning routine consists of a tbsp of elderberry syrup, some butter oil, 1 1/2 tsp fermented cod liver oil.  I also add Spirulina when I make a smoothie.

 

Elderberry Syrup

  • 1/2 c. dried Elderberries
  • 1 tbsp Rose hips (optional)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 vanilla bean (optional)
  • 2 c. filtered water
  • 1/4 c. honey (more or less to taste)
  1. In a small saucepan combine the elderberries, rose hips, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, vanilla bean and water.
  2. Simmer on low until reduced by half about 20-30 minutes.  Pour the honey into a small bowl.  Once reduced filter through a strainer into  the bowl and mix with honey.
  3. Allow to cool to room temp and then store in a glass container in the fridge.  Will keep for about a month in the fridge.
  4. Enjoy!
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s