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How to make Elderberry Syrup

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In todays post, I will be showing you How To Make Elderberry Syrup. Elderberry syrup is a simple syrup made from elderberries and used for it’s natural immune boosting properties.

elderberry syrup in a mason jar

It’s been a couple of years now since  I have incorporated the use of elderberry syrup to keep us well during the fall and winter months when the flu/cold season is at its highest threat. If you’ve stuck around for any time on this blog then you know that I am all about natural remedies and holistic healing techniques. It’s always a bonus if I can also make them myself. 

 For about 5 years now I have relied mostly on a good diet and incorporating essential oils when needed in order to sustain our health. After finding this syrup through a friend. I did some research on this magic concoction and it quickly made my list of must haves for the flu season. With COVID, it only stands to reason that this is now an every day syrup to keep on hand. 

Why Elderberry Syrup?

Elderberry is a centuries old healing remedy used for its immune boosting potential. The elderberry is filled with antioxidants, and even anti-inflammatory properties. There is no dosage recommendation rather a suggestion to take a tablespoon daily to help boost your immune system. If you have gotten a bug, it is suggested to increase the dosage to one tablespoon every 4 hours until your symptoms decrease. 

What You’ll Need To Make Elderberry Syrup At Home

¾ cup organic dried elderberries

1 cup of raw honey

2 drops of clove essential oil or ½ tsp ground clove

1 cinnamon stick or 1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

A large glass ball jar to store

Directions

Pour everything BUT the honey to a large pot with a lid. Allow it to simmer for about 30 to 40 minutes or until about half the liquid has been reduced. Turn the heat off and allow it to steep for about 10 minutes.

adding ingredients to pot for elderberry syrup

Taking a fine mesh strainer strain the liquid allowing all the elderberries to pour into the mesh strainer.

pouring elderberry syrup in a strainer

Take a fork and press down on the elderberries to get all the liquid out. Whisk in the cup of honey until completely combined.

smashing down elderberries

Pour the syrup into the mason jar or spring top glass jug and store in the fridge for up to two months. 

elderberry syrup in a mason jar

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elderberry syrup in a bottle

Elderberry Syrup

Yield: 1 pint of elderberry syrup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

a simple syrup made from elderberries and used as a natural immune booster

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup organic dried elderberries
  • 3 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of raw honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick or 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 drops of clove essential oil or ½ tsp ground clove
  • A pint sized glass ball jar to store

Instructions

  1. Pour the water, cinnamon, elderberries, ginger and cloves into a pot.
  2. Allow it to simmer for about 45 minutes or until about half the liquid has been reduced.
  3. Turn the heat off and allow it to steep for about 10 minutes.
  4. Taking a fine mesh strainer strain the liquid allowing all the elderberries to pour into the mesh strainer.
  5. Take a fork and press down on the elderberries to get all the liquid out.
  6. Stir in the cup of honey until completely combined.
  7. Pour the syrup into the mason jar and store in the fridge for up to two months. 

Notes

Tools You Will Need:

A fine mesh strainer

Stock Pot

Mason Jars or Storage Container

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 32 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 36Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g

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4 Comments

  • Nikki Cox

    This is a wonderful read. I don’t believe I’ve ever tried the elder berries but have heard great things about them. Im very interested in the health aspects as well as a reduction of inflammation as I struggle with chronic pain. Im definitely going to try this one.

    • rkshadd

      You should give it a try. Super easy. I will warm you that 1 cup of honey is pretty sweet so you may want to add half at first, taste it and then add more as you like sweetness wise. I add the full cup of raw honey for the benefits so were used to it now.

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