Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
Help fight those colds with this Medicinal Elderberry Syrup My Recipe Tweaked From Homespun Seasonal Living. 1 teaspoon daily. Can be added to a drink kumbucha for the second fermentation, poured over ice cream.
- 6 cups elderberries
- 3 cups water water
- 20 lemon verbena leaves
- 20 holy basil leaves
- 3 inches cinnamon sticks
- 3 whole cloves
- 1 lemon slice
- 3 tablespoons fresh ginger, Chopped
- 1⁄3-1 cup raw honey, to taste
- Put elderberries in a pot with half their volume of water, herbs and spices. Simmer, mash berries and stir occasionally for about 1 hours or until reduced by about half. Strain the berries and squeeze out the juice using cheesecloth or a jelly bag. Unlike making jelly, you want to squeeze the berries and get out as much of the juice as possible rather than letting drain on its own.
- Once strained and just barely warm mix in honey to taste. You do not want to kill all the goodness (5,000 live enzymes) raw honey provides so don`t heat it. You can store the syrup in the fridge, freezer.