Elderberry syrup

This is the elderberry syrup recipe I use for my family throughout winter.

The organic elderberries are from Austral Herbs and make sure you use raw local honey.

Elderberry syrup recipe (makes 500mL)

3/4 cup dried or 1 cup of fresh elderberries

4 cups of filtered water

20g fresh ginger

2 cinnamon sticks

1 cup raw honey

Put elderberries, ginger, and cinnamon into a saucepan with hot water. Bring to a boil then let simmer for 1 hour. Remove from heat and let cool. Remove cinnamon and ginger then mash the berries using a potato masher. Pour through a strainer into a pouring jug and squash the remaining liquid out of the berries with a wooden spoon. Mix in 1 cup of honey. Pour syrup into a jar and store in fridge.

For maintenance take 1 tsp for kids and 1 tbsp for adults daily.

Acute dose is 1 tsp for kids and 1 tbsp for adults every 3 hours.

Caution: Honey consumption has been linked to infant botulism and is therefore not recommended for babies less than 12 months of age. Honey can be substituted with sugar or maple syrup.