Simple Home Remedies ~ Elderberry Syrup

We've fallen victim to a nasty cold/cough thing around here. Not fun, not fun at all.
I cooked up a batch of Elderberry Syrup last night to send this sickness far, far away, and to help build immunity so that we don't have to deal with this again anytime soon.

Elderberry Syrup is super simple to make, all you need are 3 ingredients:

Elderberries-1 cup fresh, or 1/2 cup dried (I used dried)
Water- 3 cups
Honey- 1 cup

Place elderberries and water in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook slowly for 30-45 minutes. Strain warm juice into a quart jar. Pour in honey and stir well. Done!

Store the Elderberry Syrup in the refrigerator where it should stay fresh for 2-3 months.

Take a tablespoonful daily as a tonic to keep the sickies away.
When a cold or flu does sneak up on us, we take 1 tablespoon 3 times a day.

* I'm not a doctor, please use your own common sense when using herbs or other home remedies, etc., etc.!!!

I buy my elderberries from Mountain Rose Herbs, my favorite place for buying all things herbal. They also sell Elder Berry Syrup if you'd rather not make it yourself.

As a bonus, Elderberry Syrup tastes great!


  1. I just wanted to come over and say welcome to Growing Naturally! :)
    Blessings back at you,

  2. Wow, aren't you the creative one! Making your own cough syrup...that is so cool!

  3. Was reading a few of your older posts and wonder if you have recipes for your scented waters and laundry boosters, etc? I love lavender! Or maybe I just needed to read back a few more posts to find them already posted on your blog??

  4. Garden of Daisies,
    I will post the recipes for my laundry things soon. I intended to post them earlier, but got sidetracked ;). Thanks for asking!


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