This homemade elderberry syrup recipe is an easy to make, giving you an all-natural way to boost your immune system to help the body fight cold and flu symptoms.
Add water to a small sauce pan and place elderberries in the pan to soak for 15-30 minutes. Add cloves, cinnamon, cardamon and ginger. Bring to a soft boil and reduce heat to simmer.
Simmer for a minimum of 45 minutes or until liquid is reduced to half (2 cups). With a potato masher squish berries removing as much juice as possible.
Place a strainer over a clean bowl and pour syrup catching berries and spices. Throw away berries and spices.
Place syrup back in the pan and add honey (or sugar alternative). Stir and let cool at room temperature. Place in glass jars and store in the refrigerator.
DO NOT consume uncooked elderberries or twigs.
This recipe is based on my own experience with elderberry syrup and is NOT medical advice. Please consult a professional for your individual circumstance.