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Got the sick!?? NOOOOO! Sickness be gone from this house! I want it gone before it ever gets started. I am going to share with you the most effective way using elderberry syrup to keep the yuck at bay! It’s a big secret!
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About Elderberry Syrup
When it comes down to it, who likes being sick? Not this chick. I despise it, even more, when someone in my family is sick. Of course, because I love them so much and not because I’m the one who has to listen to their whining and crying. I mean take care of them!
Prevention is key.
What’s my secret? Elderberry syrup. You can buy this stuff in a pre-made syrup. I happen to enjoy making things from scratch. You can call me cheap. It’s ok! I call it cost-effectiveness.
This natural preventative syrup is full of immunity-building goodness.
Elderberry Syrup Recipe
1 3/4 cup water
1/3 cup raw honey (You can make it 1/2 cup based on how sweet you like it.)
(An option here is to use essential oils. I use Young Living Oils. In all my research on using oils, I have found that it is extremely important to use pure oils with 0 synthetics. I have been using them for over 3 years and they have far exceeded my expectations.)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon OR 1 drop Young Living Cinnamon Vitality Essential Oil
1/4 tsp clove OR 1 drop Young Living Clove Vitality Essential Oil
3 drops Young Living Lemon Vitality Essential Oil
3 drops Young Living Orange Vitality Essential Oil
I use an Instant Pot to make this but you can use a medium-size pot as well. Place all the ingredients in the pot except the honey and the oil as the cooking process will destroy the properties. If you are using powder ingredients, you can add them now as well.
Instant Pot users: Set the pot for 5 min and use natural release.
Stove Top users: Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and let simmer for 45 min.
Let cool and strain the berries in a nut milk bag. You can get one here. Make sure to get every drop of that liquid gold out. Add the rest of the ingredients. Mix and use a funnel to pour that precious liquid into a jar for storage in the refrigerator. To minimize spillage I found these spouts.
Sometimes I double this recipe so I do not have to make it as often.
How much should I take?
My husband, my 15-yr-old daughter and I take 1 tsp of elderberry syrup a day and my 10-yr-old and 6-yr-old take 1/2 tsp. I have them take double doses when we are sick. This is not an evaluated statement. I did some research and this was the amount I deemed was appropriate for my family.
Face it. You can’t live in a bubble. But you can take defenses out against the germ-filled world in which we live. This is just one little step to help protect you from all the nasties out there. So why not?
Save it for later!