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!

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