How To Make Elderberry Syrup

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  • 11/2 cups dried elderberries
  • 3 cups water
  • 2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 11 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 2 lemons, juiced (optional)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (optional)
  • 12 tablespoons of freshly grated ginger


  1. Put berries, water, and cinnamon sticks if using, in a sauce pan and bring to a boil
  2. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30-40 minutes until water volume is reduce by 1/3-1/2 half, adding ginger in the last 10-15 minutes if using.
  3. Let berries cool some, pull out cinnamon sticks, and drain through a sieve, squeezing out as much juice as possible.
  4. Pour into a jar and stir in remaining ingredients.
  5. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  6. Standard doses are 1/2-1 teaspoon for kids, and 1 tablespoon for adults 2-3 times a day.
  7. Keep in mind that this is a home remedy concoction made from real food – not a drug, which means it’s good for you!