- 1 cup dried elderberries
- 1/2 oz fresh ginger root
- Jamaica Organic Island Spice Mix
Pour water into a medium saucepan and add elderberries syrup kit (do not add honey yet, because the heat will destroy many of its medicinal benefits).
Bring to a boil and then cover (with the lid slightly cracked so steam can come out as it reduces) and reduce to a simmer for about 45 minutes to an hour until the liquid has reduced by almost half.
At that point, remove from heat and let cool enough to be handled.
Pour through a strainer into a glass bowl.
Discard the elderberries and let the liquid cool to lukewarm.
When it is no longer hot, add 1 cup of honey and stir well.
When honey is well mixed into the elderberry mixture, pour the syrup into a pint-sized mason jar or 16-ounce glass bottle of some kind (I used an old dressing bottle).
Store Homemade Elderberry Syrup in the fridge, it will last several months!
Why is elderberry syrup healthy? Because elderberries….
- are very high in vitamin A
- have more vitamin C than oranges
- are very high in quercitin (an antioxidant)
- are anti-inflammatory
- possess antiviral properties that have been shown to treat colds and flu
ELDER BERRY SYRUP KIT
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