High in antioxidants and perfect for boosting immunity and helping with cold and flu symptoms. Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) syrup is a great addition for any season. Top pancakes, cereal or ice cream with it, add to your teas or other baked goods or just take a spoonful straight.
2/3 cup dried elderberries
3 1/2 cups of water
2 tsp dried ginger root
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup raw honey
Add water, elderberries, ginger and cinnamon to a large pot. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer, covered for 45 minutes so that the liquid reduces by half. Let cool. Strain into a mason jar. Add honey, mix and store in the fridge. Cooked berries can be added to baked goods or made into a smoothie.
Standard dose is 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp for kids and 1/2 Tbsp to 1 Tbsp for adults. If the flu does strike, take the normal dose every 2-3 hours instead of once a day until symptoms disappear.