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Make-Your-Own-Elderberry-Syrup

  • Author: Yankee Homestead
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x

Description

I often double or even quadruple this recipe, and store the excess in our extra fridge. Multiplying the recipe to use 2 cups of elderberries will yield about 1 quart of finished syrup.


Ingredients

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  • 1/3 cup dried elderberries
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 cloves (antiseptic, antimicrobial, aids digestion, increases circulation, pain reliever)
  • raw local honey, to taste (lI use about 2 TB)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except honey and bring to boil.
  2. Turn down heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until reduced.
  3. Let cool to room temperature and then stir in honey.
  4. Strain mixture and pour into bottles. (Dark bottles are best. I use recycled bottles.)
  5. Store in fridge.
  6. To use, take 1 TB every 3 hours to treat flu or colds. Take 1 TB twice daily to prevent flu or colds.

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