Homemade Elderberry Syrup is so much cheaper than store bought and very simple to make. Learn how to make elderberry syrup in a few easy steps and start enjoying the benefits today.
Homemade Elderberry Syrup
I have been taking homemade elderberry syrup for immune support for quite some time now. In fact, my entire family does. During cold and flu season, I make sure to never skip a day.
You can imagine how this adds up when you buy it at the store. I have always felt like it was well worth it though because the money spent was nothing compared to all of the money saved in doctor’s visits and medicine.
However, I started thinking about learning how to make homemade elderberry syrup. I did some research and it seemed pretty easy to make so I set out to make a jar.
It really is so simple that you can easily double or triple the recipe. If you have a large family, you might want to go ahead and do that. It doesn’t take anymore work to make a double batch.
Save time and money and make homemade elderberry syrup today! It tastes great, boosts the immune system and you know exactly what is going into it!
Can you take elderberry syrup daily?
Yes, you can. In fact, it is recommended that you take a dose daily. To boost your immune system, try taking a tablespoon each day.
If you feel like you are getting sick or already have become sick, it is suggested to increase the dose to 1 tablespoon 4 times per day.
It is important to start increasing the amount of elderberry as soon as you feel symptoms coming on. If I start feeling like I am getting sick, I go ahead and start taking extra elderberry. It seems to be most effective this way.
I try to never miss a dose and it has really made a difference. I am able to fight off sickness better and generally feel better. Please note that this is just my experience and yours may vary.
Can you make elderberry syrup for kids?
This same syrup can be given to children but a teaspoon is generally recommended for children. If they are feeling sick, you can increase the dose to 1 teaspoon every 4 hours not to exceed 6 doses.
How long is homemade elderberry syrup good for?
Stored in the fridge in an air tight container, homemade elderberry syrup should last for up to 3 months.
However, if you are taking this daily as well as the entire family, the elderberry syrup will go quickly. If you have a large family, I would suggest doubling the recipe.
Ingredients for homemade elderberry syrup recipe:
- 1 cup dried Elderberries
- 4 cup of water
- 2 tablespoons Ginger
- 1/2 tsp of ground cloves
- 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 cup of honey (local honey is best if you can get it.)
- Mason Jar or Glass Jar for Storage
How to make elderberry syrup:
- Put all the ingredients except for the honey is a medium size sauce pan and stir to combine.
- Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered for 45 minutes to 1 hour until the liquid amount is reduced in half.
- Remove the pan from the heat and cool to room temperature.
- Once cool, drain the syrup with a strainer into a separate dish (I used a large measuring cup as it made it easier to pour into the container). Use a wooden spoon or utensils to smash the berries against the strainer to ensure all the juice gets out of the berries.
- Then stir in the honey until it’s well dissolved. (You don’t want to mix in the honey until it’s cool as the heat will cook out some of the nutrients from the honey).
It’s that easy to make homemade elderberry syrup!
Start saving money today and make this at home. It is so simple and you can make this in hardly any time at all! It is so easy and you are going to love it!
Precautions for taking elderberry:
Taking too much elderberry can cause upset stomach or tummy ache. Elderberry should always be taken in moderation. Just keep this in mind.
How do you thicken elderberry syrup?
Increase the time that you allow the syrup to simmer to produce a thicker elderberry syrup. This will make the consistency much thicker.
Give this a try if you want a thick elderberry syrup recipe.
However, my kids do not like it too thick. They take it much easier if it is thinner. Just something to keep in mind if you have children.
My children were hesitant to take this by the spoonful so I put it in their juice. They loved it and it was super easy. Do what works best for you!
Where to buy elderberry syrup?
If you prefer to purchase elderberry syrup, you can order it on Amazon or get it at local health food stores. Some big box retailers also sell it as well.
It can be increasingly hard to find during cold and flu season so I like to buy ahead or buy a couple when I do I get it. I learned the hard way. 🙂
However, now we can just make our own at home!
Try making homemade elderberry syrup!
The health benefits of this elderberry syrup recipe are amazing for something so simple. It is the perfect immune boost and so easy to make.
You can easily take this to help your immune system with very little work. Elderberry syrup recipes are not hard at all.
I do try to use local honey when possible. Also, feel free to use fresh ginger or fresh berries if desire. You can also use cinnamon sticks.
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