Homemade Elderberry Syrup

It’s the beginning of flu season, and with cold weather and sick friends rapidly approaching, it’s time to give an extra boost to our immune systems.

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Bella Grace
Homemade Elderberry Syrup

It’s the beginning of flu season, and with cold weather and sick friends rapidly approaching, it’s time to give an extra boost to our immune systems.

We love elderberry syrup in our house, and I take it as a daily supplement all year round, but particularly at this time of year. Despite being tiny in size, elderberries pack a big punch and lots of antiviral properties.

Elderberries are rich in:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Beta-carotene
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus
  • Bioflavonoids
  • Antioxidants

Fresh ginger root and Manuka honey are also included in the recipe and are extremely powerful when it comes to kicking colds and flu to the curb.

I take a tablespoon of elderberry every morning during cold and flu season as a daily preventative. If I’m already starting to feel a little off, I take a tablespoon every hour or so.

Make your own or if you don’t have the time, hunt down locals making & selling the good stuff. If you’re local to Austin, I’ll be selling batches over the next month!

Elderberry Syrup for Colds & Flu

Ingredients:

⅔ cup dried black elderberries

3 ½ cups filtered water

2 tablespoons fresh ginger root

1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

½ teaspoon cloves

1 cup Manuka honey

Method:
  1. Pour everything except the honey into a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Cover and reduce to a simmer for an hour.
  3. Remove from the heat.
  4. Mash the berries using a spoon and then put the syrup through a strainer or cheesecloth.
  5. Take the smooth syrup and when cold, add your raw honey and stir.
  6. Store in the fridge.

I also keep these essential oils on hand when flu strikes:

Thyme: Shown to drain congestion and help with infections in the chest and throat. Has the ability to eliminate infections, flush toxins and promote sleep.

Melaleuca (Tea Tree): Helps with congestion and supports respiratory tract health. Has anti-viral capabilities.

Peppermint: Help cleanses the body of toxins and harmful microorganisms that come with flu.

Lemon: This oil is a natural disinfectant, and it can fight bacteria and viruses in the home and in the body. Helpful in boosting the immune system.

I buy all of my essential oils from Plant Therapy as I believe they are both high quality and affordable. They also have an adorable and very gracious team behind them.

Bella Grace

Isabella Grace is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner focusing on toxin-free, natural living to its fullest extent. Her mission is to provide personalized integrative health solutions to create sustainable, lifelong change and enable you to live, love, and serve at your fullest health potential.

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