Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) Syrup
by Liane Moccia
Elderberries have antiviral properties, helping prevent and speed recovery from colds and flu. This syrup is a convenient and tasty way to ingest the medicinal properties of the berries.
Dosage: 1 tsp can be taken daily to improve immune system, or 1 tsp every 2-3 hours at the onset of illness.
Elderberry Syrup Recipe
by Rosalee de la Foret
1 cup dried elderberries
1 TBS dried orange peel
2 tsp dried ginger root
2 tsp cinnamon chips
1/2 tsp whole peppercorns
2 cardamom pods
2 whole cloves
3 cups water
Place all of the ingredients listed above into a medium size sauce pan.
Bring all the ingredients to a boil, then lower to a simmer for 20 minutes, then allow to cool.
Pour the mixture through a strainer and cheesecloth, squeezing it well to get most of the elderberry juice from the mixture.
The resulting liquid was measured: 500 ml. An equal part of honey was measured and added to the liquid to make the final syrup.
The syrup was poured into individual glass bottles and labeled:
Elderberry Syrup, Keep Refrigerated