Looking for a natural cold and flu remedy? Check out this recipe for homemade elderberry syrup! Elderberry syrup is known to help fight off the common cold and flu, and it’s a great way to get your daily dose of antioxidants. This recipe is simple and easy to follow, so you can make it at home in no time. Give it a try!
Elderberries are small, dark berries that grow on elderberry bushes (Sambucus nigra). They have been used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments, including the common cold and flu. Elderberry syrup is rich in antioxidants and vitamins A, B, and C, which makes it a great way to boost your immune system. It’s is also known to have anti-inflammatory properties.
- ½ cup dried elderberries
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup honey
- juice of ½ lemon
Add elderberries and water to a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and strain elderberries through a fine mesh strainer. Place elderberry juice, honey, and lemon juice in a small jar or bottle. Shake well to combine. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
To use, take 1/2 to 1 teaspoon elderberry syrup daily at the first sign of a cold or flu. You can also take elderberry syrup preventatively by taking it once a day during cold and flu season. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your healthcare provider before taking elderberry syrup.
So there you have it! A simple recipe for homemade elderberry syrup that can help fight off the common cold and flu. Elderberry syrup is a great way to get your daily dose of antioxidants and boost your immune system. Give it a try this cold and flu season!
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