Flu Season has arrived and it seems as though
it gets a hold of someone in your household, every time!
My hubby came home last week with it and we were all prepared!
I got on that ol' trusty Google and started looking
up home remedies for fighting the flu and I found this easy
Homemade Elderberry Syrup recipe that cuts the flu in half the time.
Plus Elderberry Syrup has a lot of great health benefits too!
It boosts your immune system
It can treat an upper respiratory infection
It's rich in vitamins A and C
So, what you'll need to get started is:
2/3 c. black elderberries (fresh, frozen or dried)
3 1/2 c. water
2 Tbsp. fresh or dried ginger root
1 tsp. cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp. clove powder
1 c. raw honey
Place all of the above ingredients
except the honey into a large sauce pot.
Bring to a boil and then cover and reduce to a simmer
for about 45 minutes or until liquid has reduced by half.
At this point remove from heat and let cool enough to be handled.
Pour through a strainer into a glass jar or bowl.
Discard the elderberries and let the liquid cool to lukewarm.
When it is no longer hot, stir in the 1 cup Honey and stir well.
When Honey is mixed well into the Elderberry mixture,
pour the syrup into jars.
Store in the fridge for up to 3 months.
Take daily to boost your immune system.
Standard dose is 1/2 tsp. for kids and 1 tbsp. for adults.
If the flu does strike, take the normal dose
every 2-3 hours until symptoms are gone.
Have a great week,