Slice the raw ginger into pieces.
Add elderberries, water, ginger, star anise, cinnamon and cloves to a large stock pot and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to a simmer and allow to cook for about 30-40 minutes or until the liquid is reduced to about half. Note that you won't measure "half" in the pan as there are the berries that take up quite a bit of volume.
Remove from stove and allow to cool. Mash the berries in the mixture to get any remaining liquid. Pour through a strainer into a bowl. At this point you can add the honey once the liquid is cool.
Store in a mason jar in the fridge.
Take a tablespoon when needed!
I've found these ingredients online on Amazon or at a local health food store.