The Powerful Elderberry

Oh the powerful elderberry.  So much goodness in these little berries.
Elderberry syrup has become a staple for my family at the beginning of school season and all winter long.  We have all heard of elderberry but many types bought from stores are expensive and loaded with extra sugar and  preservatives.  Making it at home has become a fun activity to do with my younger kids.

Elderberry syrup is a super antioxidant.
It is a powerhouse.
It is full of vitamins C and immune system boosters.
It is antiviral.

We all do our shots in the morning and I sometimes even add extra liposomal vitamin c  for an added
boost. This in addition to constitutional homeopathic care creates harmony from within.
It definitely helps prevent {remember true healing comes from boosting our own immunity and
energy so we can fight off what we get exposed to. It all comes down to susceptibility.} and
speed the healing process if one of us gets under the weather.

There is great scientific research backing elderberries. Studies have shown that it was
effective against the flu virus and speeds healing process of colds/flu.
Those taking elderberry improved within 2 days vs 6 days of those who did not take the extract.  In the homemade version the added healing properties of the Manuka honey only increase it’s immune boosting ability. For younger babies substitute the honey if using raw with an alternative sweetener.

I give approximately 1-2 tsp but put in shot glass as it is easier to toss back. At times of illness creeping in or increase in susceptibility, increase to a few times per day. During my son’s treatment this was a daily if not 2-3x/day protocol in addition to our other daily health boosters.  I buy organic bulk elderberries online.  I have been using and love the frontier brand.  You are able to  find on amazon.

Something so natural and safe is a go-to for me and my family. I love food based supplements over any bottle, vitamin type.  No processing. Pure clean power.

 

Elderberry syrup recipe:
1 cup dried elderberries
3 1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons fresh ginger
2-3 teaspoons cinnamon
a few shakes of cloves (I would add more but my kids don’t love the clove taste or even omit)
3/4 cup honey (I use Manuka) I add to taste.

Instructions:
1.Add water, elderberries, cinnamon, ginger and cloves into saucepan and bring to a boil.
2. Cover and reduce heat to simmer for about 45-60 min.
3. Mash berries into syrup then strain into a glass jar.
4.Add honey (you want to add after the boiling process as to not break down the healing
properties in the honey~I prefer Mankua for all of it’s powerful healing capabilities)
Store in class airtight jar in refrigerator.

 

 

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9395631
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15080016