Elderberry Syrup

My sweet sister-in-law and I are always looking for natural ways to prevent and fight sickness for our little families. A few friends shared with us that they give their kids Elderberry Syrup to prevent and to fight the flu. Seriously, these friends swore by it. A homemade, organic remedy to prevent the nasty flu? Yes! Some for us, please! 

So, we did some research (see link way below) and set out to give it a try. It was EASY and we had so much fun preparing it!




You will need: 

  • ⅔ cup organic black elderberries
  • 5 cups of water
  • 2 T organic fresh or dried ginger root
  • 1 tsp organic cinnamon powder
  • ½ tsp organic cloves or clove powder
  • 1 cup raw honey (we get ours locally)


  • boiler
  • fine mesh strainer
  • measuring utensils
  • jar for storing syrup

First, peel and finely chop your ginger root. 



Then, add your water, berries, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves to the boiler. 



Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer for 45 minutes to an hour. 

And sit down and have a little visit with your sisinlaw/ bestie while you wait– that’s what I did!


Remove from heat and cool for 5-10 minutes, or until warm.


Pour through a fine mesh strainer into mixing bowl.


Discard Elderberries (with a frown on your face). 


Add your Honey and mix well.


Store in a mason jar in the fridge.


Take it  yourself and give it to your family once daily to boost your immunity to colds and the flu. 

Recommended Doses: 1/2 to 1 tsp for kids and 1/2 to 1 Tbsp for adults for prevention. If you do contract the flu, take normal dose every 2-3 hours or until symptoms are gone. 

Wishing you a Happy and HEALTHY winter season.


Anna (and Katie!)


We found our recipe here:


This blog rocks my world. ^^ This gal has it going on. Check it out!

Katie ordered the elderberries here:



One thought on “Elderberry Syrup

  1. I started feeling a tad bit under the weather last week so I started taking an edelberry supplement. Never got sick! I can’t say that it’s responsible, but I am not stopping!


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