Immune Boosters

The container may not be beautiful.  The product inside.  Wonderful!  It doesn’t matter whether it is in a fancy container.  I use glass.  This is my favorite immune boosting recipe. 

Home Made Elderberry Syrup

I have tried a lot of different recipes for this syrup.  I like look for a base recipe and add my own touches to make it mine.

The basic vitamins, minerals, and herbs thought to protect against colds an flu are :

  1. Vitamins A, B6, C, and E

  2. Elderberries

  3. Echinacea

  4. Dandelion

  5. Ginger

  6. Ginseng

  7. Astragalus

  8. Lemon Balm

  9. Garlic

  10. Basil

  11. Fennel

  12. Oregano

  13. Sage

  14. Rosemary

  15. Peppermint

  16. Licorice

  17. Zinc

  18. Selenium

  19. Iron

  20. Copper

  21. Folic Acid.

I love making Elderberry Syrup.  Most syrups are made with alcohol or water.  I prefer the water.  I make a decoction.  A decoction is a way to draw out nutrients from herbs you can’t use by infusion.  They tend to be dried berries, barks, seeds, and hard roots. I love to cook.  I tend to find some recipes and change them to what I like.  I encourage you to do the same. What do you need?

  1. 1 cup dried elderberries

  2. 1/4 cup dried echinacea

  3. 1 tablespoon cinnamon

  4. 3 teaspoon allspice

  5. 1/2 cup rosehips

  6. 2 tablespoon ginger

  7. 3 cups water

  8. 1 cup raw/ unfiltered honey.

Add all the ingredients except for the honey.  I bring the ingredients to a boil in a sauce  pan.  You then want to turn down the heat and simmer.  Simmering is just under boiling.  Let this simmer until about half has evaporated.  Typically about 30 to 45 minutes.  You want to strain out the ingredients.  I use a metal mesh strainer.  Some people will use a cheesecloth.  Once you strain the mixture you will use the liquid to make your syrup.  You want to let the liquid cool until it is lukewarm ( just above room temperature).  Add your honey and mix it well.  REFRIDGERATE.  I like to store food in glass jars.

Herbalists recommend to  alternate immune boosters about every 6 weeks.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.

We recommend speaking with a physician especially if pregnant or on medications.

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