Have you heard about the immune system boosting power of elderberry syrup?

Not only is it one of the most potent disease-prevention substances on the planet, but it is also totally organic.

Elderberry syrup is known all over the world for its potent medicinal benefits and, because of this, has a long tradition in practical and organic medicine.

Drawing from this, we’ve found three of the best elderberry syrup recipes that you can make at home for yourself and your family

These three recipes will last for two months in the refrigerator after you have prepared them and, when taken daily, should provide an immediate boost to your system’s disease-fighting capabilities.

Beyond that, we’ve looked for versatility and adaptability to a wide range of tastes and preparation styles. 

Beyond the basic syrup, the other two variants present some optional ingredients that you can add in as well as some other ideas on how to add them to your elderberry syrup. 

We hope you find what works best for you and your needs but also that you will explore the amazing benefits elderberry syrup has to offer. 


1. Simple Elderberry Syrup

This recipe from All Recipes is about as basic as they come. It consists of water, honey, and elderberries. That’s it. While you can add other things, we will introduce those elements in the other two recipes which give you some flexibility with how you add other things to your elderberry syrup. But for something simple, basic, and completely nourishing, this recipe will meet all of your needs. Bring the mixture to a boil, mash the berries once you have boiled it for thirty minutes, then strain the liquid separating it from the berry husks. Store in a jar and you’re good to go for two months. 


2. Elderberry Syrup with Cinnamon, Cloves, and Ginger

The above recipe might be a bit too basic for more evolved palettes. That’s where this variant adding cinnamon, cloves, and ginger comes into play. While each ingredient, aside from the elderberries and water, is optional, we recommend you try different combinations to see what best suits your tastes. The one thing we love about this recipe is that it not only gives you the benefits of elderberries but also cinnamon, cloves, and ginger - each a disease-fighting superstar in their own right. 

3. Elderberry Syrup with Essential Oils

One interesting variant that we found on the above elderberry syrup recipe is the one utilizing essential oils. This just replaces the cinnamon, cloves, and ginger with their essential oil counterparts. Though you don’t use a lot of the oils from each, you still get the same disease-fighting additives that you would from boiling a cinnamon stick or piece of ginger along with the elderberries. Some people might find that this method works better for them or results in a more pleasant tasting syrup. 

As we said in the introduction, we wanted to give you options on how to approach making elderberry syrup, and we think these are not only the best elderberry syrup recipes but the most versatile as well.

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