My fellow tea lovers & holistic peeps! This one's for you, with all my love.
I've been using homemade elderberry tea & syrup for the past several years and it hasn't failed me yet. It's seen our family through colds, flu, sore throats, and even pneumonia.
Here are my best recipes to see you through the allergy & winter seasons.
Remember, there's never one right or wrong recipe. Listen to what your body needs and go from there.
Echinacea Root, dried
Ginger Root, dried
Add whatever amounts your body needs, put the cinnamon stick in your cup and sweeten with honey.
Check out the video for more info.
1/2 cup dried elderberries or 1-1/2 tsp elderberry power
2 Tbs dried echinacea root
1 Tbs dried ginger root
1 cinnamon stick or 2 tsp cinnamon chips
3 cups distilled water (very important not to use tap water)
3/4 cup raw honey
Combine all ingredients except honey in small saucepan.
On medium heat, bring mixture to simmer. Once simmering, turn heat to low and gently simmer until liquid is reduced by half.
Strain liquid and pour into desired container (I like mason jars). Add honey and mix until dissolved. It's important to add the honey while the syrup is still warm or else it won't mix together.
- Syrup can be refrigerated up to 2 months or frozen. Canning is not recommended because the process will kill the good properties in the honey.
- Recommended dosage. 3 tsp per day or more if sick. Remember I am not a doctor, but this dosage works for me.