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Elderberries have been used for hundreds of years to help boost your immune system. Elderberry Syrup is a good tonic for the prevention and treatment of common colds and flu.
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Home Remedies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Elderberry, Elderberry Syrup, home remedies
Servings: 336 servings
Calories: 5kcal
Author: Debbie


  • 2 cups dried organic elderberries
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 inches fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup brandy


  • Add the elderberries, herbs, and water to a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool to between 90-95 degrees.
  • Strain the liquid thru a double layer of cheesecloth. Discard the herbs.
  • Add the honey and mix until it is thoroughly incorporated.
  • Add the brandy and mix well.
  • Pour into sterilized jars, cap, and store in the refrigerator.


We take one teaspoon per day as a preventative tonic.
One tablespoon four times per day may be used to treat colds and flu.
This recipe has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult with your healthcare professional before taking this with other medications.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 5kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg