Have you ever made your own elderberry syrup? It's super easy and so much cheaper than buying it from the store! My kids and I take it daily to keep our immune systems healthy, and when an illness strikes we take it several times a day!
A little about elderberries, or rather the reasons I give it to my family... they are high in vitaminsA, B, and C, they are a natural immune booster, and they are an antioxidant.
Here's my recipe!
2/3 cup dried elderberries-- I buy the Frontier Organic Elderberries on Amazon-- link in my Favorite Things tab.
3 1/2 filtered water
1 cup honey
Place your dried elderberries and water in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat an allow to simmer for 45-60 minutes.
Allow to cool to a lukewarm temperature.
Add honey and stir.
Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
Each day my kids take 1/2-1 teaspoon and I take 1 tablespoon. If an illness strikes we take our dosing every 2 hours until symptoms subside.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nor do I claim to be. Always do your own research and consult your family physician before you introduce something new to your's and/or your family's diet.