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Elderberry Syrup


  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup dried elderberries
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (2) inch piece ginger, sliced or 2 tsp dried ginger
  • 3 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp whole cloves


  1. Slice the raw ginger into pieces.

  2. Add elderberries, water, ginger, star anise, cinnamon and cloves to a large stock pot and bring to a boil. 

  3. 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. 

  4. 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. 

  5. Store in a mason jar in the fridge. 

  6. Take a tablespoon when needed!

Recipe Notes

I've found these ingredients online on Amazon or at a local health food store.