Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Cold and Flu Care

Elderberry Syrup
Makes: approx. 1 pint
4 oz. dried elderberries (equals 1/2 cup) or 1 cup fresh/frozen
1 cinnamon stick
5 cloves
1 Tbl fresh grated ginger root
2 cups water
1 cup honey (preferably local)
Combine spices and water in pan. Cover and bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer. Cover and simmer until water has been reduced to 1/2 (approx. 20 min). Strain through a sieve, patting the herbs with a spoon to strain all remaining liquid. Add honey and stir thoroughly. Store in air tight container in fridge for 1-2 weeks.
*During illness, take 1 Tbls/hour
*For prevention, take 1 Tbls/daily
Safe for children.

Reminder: I am not a health care professional. Just sharing what works for our family. If you have a questions or concerns, please consult your family physician.

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