Elderberry is a great way to boost your immunity, especially during the Fall and Winter seasons. Elderberries contain 87% of the daily value in Vitamin C, high values of Vitamin A, potassium, Iron, B6, fiber, and beta carotene. It's no wondered that they were treasured by Native Americans.
We go through this pretty quick in my household, as myself and my husband each like to take 1 tablespoon a day. If we are feeling like we might be getting a cold we'll increase the dosage, and the next day we are feeling better. It's also great to pass along to friends or give as gifts for the holidays.
What you will need: 2/3 cup elderberries 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Ginger Powder 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon Powder 1 Teaspoon Dried Clove Powder 3 1/2 Cups of Water Raw Unfiltered Organic Honey *Added when cool
Instructions: 1. Pour Dry ingredients in a medium saucepan uncovered, then add the water. 2. Bring up to a soft boil, then cover and turn the heat to low. Cook for 45 minutes. 3. Set aside to cool. Once no longer hot to touch, strain your syrup, and make sure to squeeze all the goodness out of your berries. 4. Add in 1 cup of raw honey, and mix. 5. Bottle, be sure to add label with the date, and store it in the fridge. As long as it's kept cool it will keep for 6 months.