Stacy Rody
December 17, 2015

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  • Elderberry Syrup is a Life Saver!

    Elderberry syrup, also known as sambucus, is here to the rescue!

    Finally made a big batch of elderberry syrup! It’s a great preventative for colds and flus.  Sambucus Nigra, which is the most common type of eldeberry, it enhances the immune system and works with vitamin C to fight viruses. You can buy it or make it different ways, this is the recipe from my doctor.

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    Elderberry Syrup Recipe

    • 1/2 cup dried organic elderberries
    • 1/2 cup honey
    • 1/4 cup brandy
    • 1 inch fresh ginger

    1. Simmer berries and fresh ginger (peeled and cut into small pieces) over low heat in 3 cups of water for 20 minutes.
    2. Mash berries and strain liquid off
    3. Place infusion back on the stove and simmer over low heat until it reduces to 1 cup
    4. Add honey and brandy
    5. Write date on jar as it lasts for 6 weeks

    We do one teaspoon once a day for the kids and one tablespoon for us once a day. If we do get sick, it’s rare that it lingers long! ‪#‎kickitquick‬ ‪#‎preventativecare‬