Cold and Flu Elderberry Syrup
HOMEMADE, DELICIOUS ELDERBERRY SYRUP! NATURAL, POTENT REMEDY FOR COLDS AND FLU!
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Divas Can Cook
herbal tea bags
use a cold & flu blend *see note
1 1/2 -2
raw and local is best
apple cider vinegar
make sure that it contains "The Mother". I use Braggs
In a large saucepan add elderberries and 3 cups water.
Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer.
Simmer for 30-40 minutes or until liquid reduces by half.
Use a masher and mash the berries.
Strain into a large bowl. Set aside.
Heat remaining water and add tea bags. *, see note here*
Steep tea for 10-15 minutes and add to elderberry mixture.
Once cooled slightly, stir in honey, apple cider vinegar, and lemon juice (if using) until honey is well incorporated.
Taste and add more honey or lemon to suit your taste.
Pour into a jar and store in the fridge for up to 3 months. ( I've kept it longer though. Freeze if you're nervous about longevity )
Take 1 tablespoon daily or at the sign of a cold. Take 2-3 times a day once a cold has set in.
* For the tea, use a blend that is for cold & flu. I used Triple Leaf Cold & Flu and an Echinacea plus blend.