There are lots of tutorials on how to make Elderberry Syrup online. Some have add-ins and some don’t. Whenever I am making an herbal preparation, I always consider those who are in need of the herbs and I tailor things to them. Thus, as I was preparing this syrup and was considering my family and the respiratory congestion they are fighting, I made some tweaks. Here is what I did:
4oz elderberries (about a cup)
1 T cinnamon chips (not sweet candy, but broken bits of cinnamon bark)
1/2 T golden seal root
1 T Echinacea root
2 inches fresh ginger thinly sliced
1/2 organic lemon thinly sliced
1 T chamomile flower
1 T thyme
3 cups water
1 cup raw honey
Makes just under 1 qt of elderberry syrup.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nurse, registered dietician, or other medical provider. I am a Master Herbalist and teach about the historical and traditional usage of herbs. Nothing posted on this post or anywhere else on this blog is intended as medical advice. This post is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any condition.