As go deeper into the winter months and with the increase in respiratory illness awareness I was inspired to pass on my home-made elderberry syrup recommendation which can be used as both a preventative and a treatment.
Elderberries are like nature’s little power berry when it comes to the immune system. These deep purple beauties are rich in antioxidants such as quercetin which is also found in blueberries, cherries and grapes. The berries and the flowers are also anti-microbial, immune stimulating and have anti-inflammatory properties.
To make this absolutely delicious medicinal syrup all you need is water, elderberries, cinnamon, ginger, honey and about 2 hours!
Add your elderberries (dried or fresh) into a pot with water, cinnamon and ginger.
Cover the pot and let the water come to the boil
Reduce the heat and let it simmer for another 20 minutes or so to reduce the amount of liquid
Mix some honey in and let the contents cool down
Once cooled, strain into a bowl or jar using cheesecloth or a small strainer
Store in the fridge in an air-tight jar or container
This syrup is so yummy! You will have no problem feeding this to kids because it tastes so good.
TIP: Pour some on top of your porridge for breakfast to make it part of your daily routine