Elderberry syrup is an easy, all-natural, immunity boosting home remedy. Studies have shown elderberries can help shorten the effects of colds and the flu. I bought my elderberries at my local Fresh Thyme, but you can buy them on Amazon if you can’t find them in the store.
2 cups elderberries
6 cups water
2 cinnamon sticks
1 orange, zested and juiced
1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
1/2 small vanilla bean (optional)
1-inch piece of ginger
1/2 cup local raw honey
- Add elderberries, water, and other ingredients to the pressure cooker pot and stir. Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position. Cook at high pressure for 10 minutes. When cooking is complete, use a natural release.
- Set a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl and pour the pot’s contents into the strainer. Press on the elderberries to remove all of the juice. Discard the elderberries.
- Allow the juice to cool completely then whisk in 1/2 cup honey. Add more honey to taste. Store in the refrigerator for up to one month.
For adults, take 1-2 tablespoons each day and for children older than 1, take 1-2 teaspoons each day.