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  • Elderberry syrup recommendations

    Posted by Meredith Green on September 21, 2022 at 2:13 am

    I am looking to buy some elderberry syrup to keep on hand, but the ones that I keep finding look pretty questionable or have junk ingredients. Any recommendations? Also, while we are at it, how exactly do you all use it in your homes?

    Jordan Sparks replied 3 days, 21 hours ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • KC Claud

    Member
    September 21, 2022 at 11:03 am

    A friend of mine buys dried elderberries via Amazon I think, and then makes her own syrup. We’ve had her make us some before, but it’s fairly simple to make (I just haven’t had the time). Id have to double check but I think she just boiled them in honey water. Pinterest has diy recipes for this! When we have it on stock we just take a medicine cup shot (20-30ml) of the syrup every day for an immune boost.

  • Jordan Sparks

    Administrator
    September 23, 2022 at 7:26 am

    Hello Meredith! We pick ours when they are in season in Southern IL, which was about a month ago and I freeze then still on the stem. Then when needed I grab out a bundle and shake the frozen berries off to make syrup. When I haven’t picked them before I have bought dried from our local co-op. I’d just look for dried elderberries that that’s the only ingredient. Maybe check Azure if you don’t have a local co-op or health food store you trust. I’m actually going to be making a DIY video for how I make elderberry syrup soon! It’s on my list. And my recipe is in the Fruitful and Fearless cookbook if you need one. We use it on an as needed basis. When were sick we take about a Tbsp. every couple hours. If we are trying to boost our immune system we will take a Tbsp. or so everyday.