DIY Immune Boosting Elderberry Syrup

When I was growing up we called it “Elderberry Cough Syrup” … but the truth is, Elderberry Syrup is packed full of immune-boosting and wellness promoting properties – there’s no reason NOT to use it for so much more! It’s a fabulous home remedy to keep on hand – plus, this do-it-yourself recipe is incredibly simple, and tastes amazing!

Why spend $10 on a tiny bottle at your health food store, if you could make your own for a fraction of the cost?


Immune Boosting Elderberry Syrup

{Makes about 20 ounces}

3 cups water

1/2 cup Dried Organic Elderberries

Organic Cinnamon Sticks

4 Organic Whole Cloves

1/2 tsp Organic Ginger Root or Powder

1 cup Raw Honey {local is always best!}

Combine the water, elderberries, and spices in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour the entire contents through a strainer into a glass bowl or measuring cup. Use a spoon to crush the berries well, extracting as much juice as possible.

Cool. Stir in the honey until thoroughly mixed. Store in glass jars in the refrigerator for 2-3 months. Or, follow the steps to can it as in this example {note that in her recipe she adds lemon juice before canning}.


Elderberry Syrup is *so* good for coughing and congestion, as well as boosting the immune system and fighting of colds and sickness.

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