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Dosage: Use 1 tablespoon up to 4 times a day for adults. Use 1 teaspoon up to 4 times a day for children. Use as a cold remedy or when starting to feel sick.
Berry clusters that grow on shrubs and trees. The species is in the same family as the honeysuckle plant. Sambucus nigra is the name of the plant that produces Elderberries and is a large deciduous shrub that bears dark black berries. The plant produces flowers in the summer, and the fruit comes on in the late fall months of the year.
- Best used in syrup or tincture
- Great cold remedy
- Anti-inflammatory, anti-viral
- May aid in flu symptoms
- May remove mucus from respiratory system
- May help with allergies
- High in vitamin C
- Studies have shown the remedy can bind to viruses and keep them from entering cells
- ¾ cup dried elderberries
- 3 cups water
- 1 tsp dried cinnamon or 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 tsp dried cloves or 4 whole cloves or 1 drop clove essential oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger or 1 tsp dried ginger or 1 drop ginger essential oil
- 1 cup of raw honey
- In a large pot, bring the elderberries, water, cinnamon, cloves and ginger to a boil.
- Reduce heat, cover and simmer until the liquid has reduced by half, about 40 to 45 minutes.
- Allow the liquid to cool, then drain the liquid using a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth.
- Press all the liquid out of the berries using the back of a wooden spoon.
- Add the raw honey and mix well.
- Store in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator for up to two months.
Processed, packaged and quality tested in California, USA.