|Nature's Flu Shot. Hahaha! I crack myself up.|
- Wash your hands
- Avoid touching your face
- Eat a well balanced diet
- Take a high quality multi-vitamin
- Drink Elderberry Syrup
Seriously! It works! Elderberries have been used in other countries with a lot of success,
But it also has a lot more uses than just helping to boost the immune system. It can also help discomfort, support healthy vision, and promote a healthy cardiovascular system (plus a lot more).
For 3 cups you will pay less than $10 compared to 5 oz for $15. That is what I call SAVINGS, thank you very much!
Talk to your doctor before starting Elderberry if you are diabetic as it does have some effect on lowering blood sugar.
- 1 c DRIED elderberries (never eat raw elderberries!) I used Elder Berries (Organic)
- 4 c Water
- 1 Lemon, juiced
- 2 Cinnamon sticks
- 1/4 tsp grated ginger
- 1/2-1 c of Raw Honey (depending on how sweet you want it)
- Over medium-high heat, add the elderberries to a pot of lightly boiling water. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. Be careful not to boil the berries-- only simmer-- as boiling can degrade some of the medicinal properties of the elderberry.
- Strain the berries from the juice. Make sure to smash the berries a bit as you strain the product to make sure you get all the health benefits possible from them!
- Add the juice back to the pot and put over medium heat. Add the lemon juice, cinnamon, and ginger to the pot. You can also add cloves, rose hips, elder flower, dried echinacea or other immune boosting natural supplements as well. Go wild!
- Let the mixture reduce by about 1/3 which should take about 15-20 minutes. Remove from the heat and let seep for at least 20 minutes.
- Strain the contents from the pan and into a glass jar. Add the honey and stir (or shake carefully).
So how does it taste?
That's always the question on everybody's minds! Honestly, it doesn't taste bad, but I wouldn't want to drink a gallon of this stuff either. It tastes like berry flavored cough syrup or like tolerable juice. Either way, for the benefits, I'll drink 1-2 TBSP of the stuff without complaint. You can always add more honey if you need to make it sweeter.
Does It Work?
I know that this has helped me tremendously with my sinus health and I am healthy as a horse!
Have you tried Elderberry syrup before?
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