Elderberry Syrup | OPEN WIDE for a spoonful of multiple health benefits! All you need is a tablespoon a day to help boost your Immune System.
Elderberries are a rich source of vitamins A and C, which are crucial in helping the body maintain optimal health. More importantly taking a spoonful a day will boost your immune system by increasing antioxidant levels. Fight your cold symptoms. Elderberry syrup makes colds and other upper respiratory symptoms more tolerable by reducing mucous secretions and swelling of the respiratory passages. Translated? Easier to breath and soothes a cough. If you would like to make your own syrup….. I ordered my Elderberries from Amazon Frontier Natural Products. If you are too busy and can’t add one more thing to your to do list…..I have heard that Walmart carries Elderberry Syrup.
Here’s another wonderful thing about Elderberry Syrup. It will help decrease the length and severity of your flu symptoms! Like fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and fatigue.
ONE TABLESPOON A DAY (for adults) and 1 to 2 TEASPOONS A DAY (for children) is sufficient but if the flu does strike take one tablespoon (for adults) every 2 hours and 1 teaspoon (for children) every 2 hours
On their own Elderberries are not the greatest tasting berries. To sweeten the pot I added some blueberries and Agave nectar. Now that’s a syrup I am happy to have every day!
I do this as well, only I stir in maple syrup instead of agave. I swear it helps!
How much maple syrup??
Hi Jan, Use the same measurement as the agave syrup (¾ cup) for maple syrup.
I’ll have to give this a try. I actually sounds really yummy! Does it need to be refrigerated and how long will it keep?
Hi Renee, Yes the syrup needs to be stored in the refrigerator and will last up to 3 months!
I started making this about a year ago, and it has been awesome! My husband had several coworkers get the flu, and he wasn’t feeling so great himself, so he came home and took some, and managed to skip the sickness everyone else was getting!
That is awesome news Jamie!
Full of goodness!
Where do you find dried elderberries?
Hi Kelly, There’s a link in the post from where I got them.♥
Hello, I have some questions,
I am luck and live in the country and have elderberry trees,
I have picked a bucket full, cleaned them, and getting ready to can the juice, my question is do I can it with or with out sugar?
From what I have read if you use honey as a sweetener, you lose the benefit honey if it is heated and canned, can I can just the plain elderberry juice, then reheat it to add honey or whatever to sweetener , or your recipe?
Hi Judi, That’s awesome you have an elderberry tree! I would can just the juice and when you’re ready to make some syrup, then add the other ingredients.