Using Elderberries is a great way to get some healthy and protective antioxidant immune boosting nutrients into your family in a great tasting way. They have been used for years to treat diseases, common cough and cold and other pathogens that disturb normal body functioning. For the complete recipe swipe left.
Using Elderberries is a great way to get some healthy and protective antioxidant immune boosting nutrients into your family in a great tasting way. Elderberries have been used for centuries to treat disease as well as the common cough and cold. They are great for treating both virus and bacteria.
Benefits Of The Herbs in Elderberry Immune Syrup:
Elderberries: Elderberries are a dark bluish purple berry found on plants and contain significant amounts of anthocyanins which are what give it its color and antioxidant activity. These anthocyanins protect the berry from UV light radiation and when consumed do the same to the consumer providing anti-carginogenic and free radical protection. Elderberries have more vitamin C than oranges and contain trace amounts of minerals.
Rose Hips: Rose hips are very high in vitamin C and therefore a great source for fighting colds and flu. Rosehips nutritional powerhouse includes vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, iron, bio-flavanoids, pectin, Vitamin E, manganese, selenium, B complex, magnesium, phosforous, potassium, sulphur, and silicon.
Ginger: We’ve all heard that ginger is great for colds and inflammation. Ginger is a root grown underground that is a rich source of antioxidants. Ginger has been proven to contain a broad spectrum antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-parasitic effect to name just a few of its more than 40 pharmacological actions.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon is rich in antioxidant polyphenols and proanthocyanidins. It contains significant amounts of manganese, calcium, fiber, and iron. Cinnamon has been shown to contain antiviral, antibacterial, anti-parasitic, and antifungal properties.
Orange Peel: Orange peel in tea has an uplifting and delicious smell, and it adds a great flavor to anything it is used with.
Echinacea: Echinacea is best known for its immune system stimulating properties. This purple flowered herb is one of the most popular herbs taken to help ward off colds and flus.
Honey: Raw honey is so full of great healing and immune boosting natural minerals, vitamins and enzymes. It also works to coat the mucous membranes to provide soothing relief of pain from sore throat or cough.
Recipe For Elderberry Immune Syrup:
1 cup Water
1/4 cup Elderberries
2 TBSP Rose Hips
3/4 Teaspoon Dried Ginger Root
1 Cinnamon stick
1/2 Cup Raw Honey
2 Tbsp Dried Echinacea (used when illness present)
2 Tsp Orange Peel
You can make this with echinacea when illness is present and 1 without to use daily as preventative.
Combine all ingredients but the honey in saucepan and bring to boil. Reduce and simmer for 30 minutes.
Strain herb mixture through a mesh strainer and discard herbs reserving only strained liquid. add honey and whisk together. Pour into a jar with a sealable lid and store in refrigerator.
Dosage For Daily Prevention:
-Adults 1 TBSP daily
-Children over age of 2 tsp daily
Try this recipe of our homemade immune syrup to keep you and your family healthy all season long.