Elderberry is a small tree or shrub that grows in sunny locations on the edge of other trees in damp environments.The berries and flowers are the parts most commonly used for medicinal purposes.The leaves, roots and bark of this plant tend to be toxic and therefore should be avoided.
Elderberries have so many benefits, it is an anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-influenza and anti-cancer. It helps remove mucus from the respiratory system.it helps fight colds flus allergy and it binds with the h1n1 virus that prevents it from entering the cells.Elderberries are very high in vitamin C.
There are 6 to 35 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 grams of fruit which accounts for up to 60% of the daily recommended intake. Elderberries are also a very good source of phenolic acids. These compounds are powerful antioxidants that can help reduce damage from oxidative stress in the body. Elderberries are also a very good source of phenolic acids. These compounds are powerful antioxidants that can help reduce damage from oxidative stress in the body.
How To Make Elderberry Syrup
Today, I am going to share with you how to make elderberry syrup. It’s a wonderful tonic to fight colds and flu. in this recipe, I use dried elderberries obviously. they are rich in vitamin C. I’m also going to be adding 1 tbsp of ginger root and ginger root has so many benefits like easing colds and flu relieving pain reducing inflammation and supporting heart health.
how to make elderberry syrup
- 2 cup dried elderberries
- 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 4 cup filtered water
- 1 cup raw honey
- Pour the filtered water into a medium saucepan and add the dried elderberries, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, and freshly grated ginger.
- Place the saucepan on the stove and turn high heat and bring to boil. afterwords, cover it on a very low simmer for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Turn off the heat and let's cool for a few minutes until it is cool.
- Strain berries through a cheesecloth or strainer. press and push using a spoon and applying a lot of pressure to extract any extra juice that the elderberries are holding.
- When the syrup is cool, add raw honey and mix well.
- Pour the syrup into a mason jar and store it in your fridge for no longer than up to two months.