We hand pick, de-stem, clean and dry our wild elderberries! We choose only organic ginger, organic ceylon cinnamon and organic cloves! This is a great price! 18 oz of finished product for just $18. That's just over $1 per oz for ORGANIC Elderberry Syrup, after you add your choice honey!! (Honey not provided) Just add to a pot of water and boil. Comes with instructions.
Pour 3 ½ cups water into medium saucepan and add elderberry kit contents.
Bring to a boil and then cover and reduce to a simmer for about 45 minutes to an hour until the liquid has reduced by almost half.
Remove from heat and let cool until it is cool enough to be handled.
Mash the berries carefully using a spoon or other flat utensil.
Pour through a strainer into a glass jar or bowl.
Discard the elderberries and let the liquid cool to lukewarm.
When it is no longer hot, add ½ cup honey and stir well.
When the honey is well mixed into the elderberry mixture, pour the syrup into a quart sized mason jar or glass bottle of some kind.
Ta-da! You just made homemade elderberry syrup! Store in the fridge and take daily for its immune boosting properties. Some sources recommend taking only during the week and not on the weekends to boost immunity.
Elderberries are particularly rich in flavonoids, especially anthocyanins which are responsible for their deep purple (almost black) colouring. These powerful antioxidants work to keep the immune system strong and resilient.The humble elderberry is perhaps most famously used for the treatment of colds and flu. There is much evidence for its effectiveness, with a double-blind, placebo controlled trial conducted during an outbreak of influenza B in Panama in 1995. The study found that within 2 days there were significant improvements in symptoms, including fever, among 93.3% of those taking elderberry syrup. 90% of the elderberry group were completely well again within 2 – 3 days compared to 6 days in the placebo group. Elderberries naturally contain A, B, and C and stimulate the immune system. Israeli researchers found that the complex sugars in elderberries support the immune system in fighting cold and flu. They developed several formulas based on these complex sugars that have been clinically shown to help ameliorate all kinds of cold/flu.
HOW TO USE:
As a preventative: take ½ to 1 tsp daily
At the onset of symptoms:
Children take ½ to 1 tsp 3 times daily.
Adults take up to 1 TBSP 3 times daily