This homemade elderberry syrup can be taken at the first sign of a cough, cold, or flu. It’s also great as a daily immunity booster.
For cold and flu.
Adults, use 1 tablespoon every 2-3 hours.
For children under six, use 1 teaspoon every 2-3 hours.
Take 1 teaspoon daily.
4 cups of water.
A 1⁄4 cup of dried elderberries.
2 Tablespoons of dried elderflowers.
2 Tablespoons of dried plantain leaf.
A 1⁄2 cup of natural honey.
1. Place water, plantain, elder flowers and elderberries in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, turn the heat down and let simmer for fifteen minutes.
2. Place in the oven or cover and let steep for an additional two hours. Strain the infused water from the herbs and put your infusion back into the pan.
3. Turn the stove on low and let it simmer uncovered, reducing by half.
4. Remove the pan from heat and allow it to cool for a bit. Add the honey while it is still warm so that it dissolves nicely.
Tips for storage.
Store your syrup in a labeled glass jar in the refrigerator. It keeps for about 5 months.
Note, the honey acts as a natural preservative.