Do you love Elderberry Syrup?
I have to admit, when I first saw the Pinterest phenomenon surrounding this Syrup, I wondered how big of a difference it would make for my family. Another healthy fall and winter season later, and I am hooked.
We prepare our house against illness and arm ourselves with the best nutrients we can get. We diffuse, apply, and take Young Living essential oils internally. We drink our Ningxia. We reduce sugar consumption and now we take our Elderberry Syrup. This is an easy way to get the oils in our bodies, with added immune supporting nutrition, in one quick tablespoon. Big to littlest in the house have no issues taking this sweet syrup.
Our bodies need antioxidants, immune supporting oils, and Vitamin C. Why you ask? Because toxins, environment, germs and people with germs!
I have already received a couple of messages regarding Day Care and Back to School Nose and requests for Elderberry Syrup. So, because I care about your health, here is my easy to make recipe!
These ingredient go in the pot:
(No Instant Pot? No problem simply boil on stove and simmer like tea until reduced by half.)
8 ounces of whole dried organic Elderberries (remove stems & seeds)
2 cinnamon stick
1 fresh organic lemon
6 cups water
Set Instant Pot to High Pressure (Manual) for 9 minutes. Release steam.
Once cooled to luke warm strain. Press out as much juice as you can with a wooden spoon or cheesecloth. Toss the berries.
Then mix in these ingredients:
2 cups raw local honey
2 drops each of Young Living:
Transfer to and Store in glass container in the refrigerator. I am not sure how long they last since we drink every drop within about three months.
Makes 3- 8 oz bottles.
**I’ve adapted this recipe from a collection of others on the web.