Elderberry syrup is a herbal prep that's yummy, easy to make at home, and can help keep you healthy through the winter.
Combine berries and water and simmer until water is reduced by half. Mash the herbs in the water and then strain out. Take remaining water and add ⅔ to 1 cup of local raw honey to taste. Store in refrigerator for up to 6 months.
Some people take the syrup as a daily tonic during cold and flu season, 1 tablespoon for adults or 1 teaspoon for children over age one. If you are feeling sick or think you may be coming down with the flu try 1 tablespoon every 3-4 hours up to 6 times in 24 hours (for children over one use 1 teaspoon).
Elder is an incredible and powerful plant that we have a lot of respect and gratitude for - it has helped keep generations of people healthy in many areas of the world. When using this plant we invite you to do so with an attitude of appreciation and respect for what is truly our elder.
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P.S. Learn more about making elderberry syrup at a class with Nick on Wednesday, November 11th, 6pm-7:30pm on Zoom: sign up here.
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