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The Best Recipe For Medicinal Elderberry Syrup

Michael Gonzales
January 3, 2024

This recipe offers an effective natural way to support and strengthen your immune system and ward off colds and flu, as well as ease symptoms associated with seasonal allergies.

Elderberry syrup was shown in one study to shorten flu symptoms by four days compared with placebo.

Easy to make

Making medicinal elderberry syrup at home is easier and cheaper than you might imagine. Plus, elderberry extract may reduce cold and flu symptoms when taken within 48 hours of symptoms appearing – perfect for cold and flu season prevention! Studies show its efficacy.

This recipe uses dried and fresh elderberries, natural sweetener, and other immune-boosting ingredients in an InstaPot or pot for up to twelve weeks of storage. Add alcohol for extended shelf life and protection from mold growth.

As part of your elderberry supplement regimen, it is advised that you choose an organic dried elderberry of high-quality and pair it with raw honey from the local area for maximum nutrition. Maple syrup or agave will work just as effectively if honey is an issue;

Cook the berries according to your instructions to ensure optimal results. Dried elderberries contain a toxin which can cause adverse gastrointestinal reactions; for this reason it’s essential that they’re cooked for at least the specified amount of time to deactivate it and avoid potential harm to health. Prior to cooking them be sure to remove any sticks or unripe berries before following all instructions precisely for best results.

Once the berries are cooked, strain their liquid through a sieve or cheesecloth to remove any solid waste and discard any leftover ginger-berry mixture before measuring its volume and adding to a clean pot for simmering for 30–40 minutes before letting the liquid cool to room temperature.

Simply pour the syrup into a glass jar and store it in the refrigerator, where it can be used both for cooking and as a health tonic. Enjoy drizzling it over pancakes or waffles for breakfast or mixing into sparkling water for a refreshing beverage. As an extra preventive measure during cold and flu season, or at any sign of illness, take one tablespoon daily of syrup as medicine to speed recovery process.

Boosts the immune system

Elderberries contain numerous antioxidants, including anthocyanins, phenolic acids, bioflavonoids and vitamin C. This helps protect the body against inflammation and chronic diseases as toxins build up over time; additionally, lab rat studies have demonstrated their positive influence on immune function.

Making elderberry syrup at home is the easiest and cheapest way to enjoy its many healthful benefits, though you may be able to purchase pre-made elderberry tinctures from health food stores – however this recipe only needs three ingredients!

Homemade medicinal elderberry syrup with ginger, cinnamon, clove and raw honey as key ingredients boasting antimicrobial and immune-enhancing properties has long been used to treat colds and flu symptoms. Ginger can relieve sore throats, soothe coughs and alleviate congestion; Cinnamon and cloves help bolster the immune system; fight infections; kill bacteria/viruses/fungus while relieving bronchial congestion while raw honey acts as a powerful antimicrobial to kill microbes/inhibit their growth; this homemade elderberry syrup provides plenty of both healing properties while raw honey acts powerful antimicrobial properties to kill microbes/inhibiting their growth – making this homemade elderberry syrup perfect for treating cold/flu symptoms!

To create the syrup, simply combine dried elderberries, diced ginger, ground cinnamon and cloves in a saucepan with water and bring to a boil before simmering uncovered for approximately 30 minutes or until liquid has reduced by half. Reduce heat as needed until mixture becomes almost dry – no complete drying out!

Once the berries have cooked, take the pot off of the stove and allow the mixture to cool before straining or cheesecloth-ing it into a glass jar or bowl. Gently press down on them with a spoon to extract as much juice as possible before mashing them up with a fork for better results.

Refrigerate the jar. Adults may take one tablespoon daily of this syrup to strengthen their immune systems and prevent illnesses; children can take a teaspoon as part of an overall wellness regime; this dose can be doubled for treating colds and flu.

Great for cold and flu season

Though elderberry syrup won’t cure your flu, it may help expedite its recovery by providing antioxidants which aid the body against free radicals that damage cells and lead to chronic health conditions. Regular dosage can protect immune system cells against these free radicals.

This recipe for elderberry syrup can be prepared easily with either fresh or dried elderberries, ginger or cinnamon sticks, alcohol as a preservative, and/or raw honey (which contains botulism-causing agents). However, infants under one should avoid giving this to themselves or anyone else in their care as raw honey has the potential to cause botulism and should therefore not be given in large doses.

Step one in making syrup involves mixing elderberries and water in a large saucepan, and simmering gently for 30-40 minutes while mashing some of the berries gently with a spoon. Once soft and rehydrated, turn off the heat and strain into an airtight jar before refrigerating for storage.

Once the juice is cool, add raw honey for additional sweetness and immune-boosting benefits. Ginger or cinnamon could also enhance its flavor while providing additional benefits to immune health.

This syrup recipe is easy and quick to make – the perfect way to boost immunity through winter! Take it once daily as prevention against colds or flus or increase it to 1 teaspoon every three hours once sick. Also drizzle it onto pancakes, waffles, or ice cream for additional health benefits – just store in an air-tight jar in the fridge; it should keep for up to three months!


As well as being an effective natural anti-inflammatory remedy, this syrup also contains vitamins and antioxidants to strengthen immunity. Studies have also demonstrated it can improve diabetic blood sugar levels as well as decrease low-grade fever episodes. You can take it both preventively as well as whenever symptoms of colds or flus start appearing.

Recipe of medicinal syrup made using homemade black elderberry concentrate mixed with synergistic herbs like cinnamon and ginger as well as raw honey to give an immune-boosting boost*. The end result is a delicious yet effective homemade remedy tailored specifically to meet the needs and preferences of each user; you can customize this home remedy according to personal needs and tastes while saving money over commercially produced syrups that may cost as much as $15 for 4-8 ounces!

Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is one of the most effective plants available and has long been utilized as part of traditional medicine practices. Its berries, leaves and stems have long been utilized to treat ailments including colds and flus. Research has also discovered its antioxidant capabilities that fight free radicals to maintain a strong immune system.

For this recipe, dried black elderberries (Sambucus nigra) should be used; you can find these at health food stores or online. Make sure you purchase the Hasschberg variety for maximum anthocyanins; these anthocyanins provide their distinctive dark color and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Your supplies should include vodka; to get the highest-quality bottle possible it is crucial that it comes from an organic source and hasn’t been altered with additives or preservatives.

Once the mixture has cooled down, you can strain and transfer to a clean glass jar for storage in a cool, dark location for six weeks – be sure to shake periodically during this period!


  • Michael Gonzales

    Michael has a diverse set of skills and passions, with a full-time career as an airline pilot and a dedicated focus on health and fitness consulting. He understands the importance of balancing a busy lifestyle with maintaining a healthy mind and body, and is committed to helping others achieve the same success. Michael's expertise in health and fitness is not just limited to physical training, but also extends to nutrition, stress management, and overall wellbeing. He takes a holistic approach to health and fitness, helping clients to achieve their goals in a sustainable and fulfilling way. With a strong desire to inspire and motivate others, Michael is always ready to share his time and knowledge with those who seek his guidance. Whether in the air or on the ground, Michael is dedicated to helping others live their best lives.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-gonzales-07bb4b31/ [email protected] Gonzales Michael


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