Elderberry Syrup Recipe - The Benefits of Making One
Elderberries are considered to be one of the most used remedies during cooler months. It comes from dried berries of the Sambucus nigra plant, which is usually high on immune-boosting compounds that are able to help beat flu and cold fast. It could also be used in making different remedies like the elderberry syrup.
There are times where you will need to take conventional medicines and visit a doctor. But, there's actually not much which conventional medicines could do for any common cold or the mild cases of flu.
If ever one of your family or you perhaps had a rough case of flu or cold, you know that it can be very miserable. But, nature actually provides remedies that can actually help in avoiding any minor illnesses and be able to shorten the duration of your flu or cold.
The black elderberries actually show to help avoid such illnesses and help in speeding up the recovery phase for those that have them. Also, it can offer relief from the discomfort that you get during the minor illness.
The thing about elderberries is that it naturally comes with vitamins and helps in stimulating our immune system. Research, in fact, found that complex sugars present in elderberries help in supporting our immune system to fight the common cold and flu.
So why should you consider making your own elderberry syrup?
One reason and benefit of it is that it helps you to save lots of money. Though you could find them at health stores or perhaps being sold online, you can actually save more if you consider doing it yourself. Also, kids will surely love the taste. You may even do customizations on your recipe based on your needs and your preferences.
Making a simple elderberry syrup from honey, herbs and dried elderberries can help you get an immune-boosting and delicious syrup. You could use it for medicinal purposes or simply for your waffles and pancakes.
Here are the ingredients:
tsp ground cloves
3 cups water
1 cup raw honey
1 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp grated ginger
2/3 cup dried elderberries
Here are the procedures:
Pour in the water to a saucepan (medium-sized) and then add the ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and the elderberries.
Bring this to a boil and then cover it and then reduce it to simmer from 45 minutes to an hour until the liquid will reduce in almost half.
Remove this from heat and then let it cool until this can be handled.
You should then mash the berries using a spoon or perhaps any flat utensil and then pour it through a strainer into a bowl or jar.
Through the discarded elderberries and let its liquid cool to lukewarm.
Once that it's not hot anymore, add the honey and then stir it well.
After mixing the honey well with the mixture, add the syrup to a jar or a glass bottle and you then have yourself an elderberry syrup!
Take note though that you should store it in the fridge and best if you take it daily.