1/2 C. Dry Elderberries
1 Cinnamon Stick
4 Whole Cloves
1 Grated Ginger
2 C. Water
Stir together in sauce pan. Bring to boil and let simmer over medium heat, until water is half gone. About 30 min.
Then strain and add 1 C. Pure Honey, stir thoroughly. And store in the fridge. (I should add, that I have never added the ginger, as I’m not sure my boys would like that flavor.) Photo Credit
I love this very simple immune boosting syrup. This past winter we have seen very few colds and only one bout of a flu bug. And that bug, I’m pretty sure was the H1N1 virus, as a lot of friends and family around here had it. Jevan had it the worse, Collin never really got it, except for a day of saying he didn’t feel so great. And Rylen a touch of fever.
We’ve had a minimum of colds. And I give the credit to giving my boys this ‘Elderberry Syrup’. I don’t give it to Rylen, because there is honey in it.
It is very easy to make and store. I just keep it in a glass jar in my fridge. So far it’s never went bad on me. And it’s been in there close to two months now.
I give them a teaspoon roughly every other day. But if I know we are going somewhere ‘germy’-shopping, out to eat, social crowds, ect, I’ll boost them with more that day. Also, if I hear of a flu bug going around, I’ll give it every day. And for myself, I take a tablespoon when I feel I need to boost my immune system.
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