Elderberry : strengthening your immune system with an ancient recipe.

Elderberries has been used for centuries in popular medicine thanks to its enormous medicinal properties, especially to relieve cold and flu symptoms.

This powerful recipe is perfect for boosting your immune system and fighting respiratory diseases. Elderberry syrups from the store usually have sugar, flavorings and preservatives, so why do we want to buy that when we can make this homemade syrup that we can also drink as a delicious medicinal soda.

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Elderberry : strengthening your immune system with an ancient recipe.

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Elderberry : strengthening your immune system with an ancient recipe.

Did you know that colds and flu can be treated naturally with elderberry? When we get sick, we often turn to over-the-counter medications or antibiotics, but what if there is a safer, more effective alternative? Elderberries has been used for centuries in popular medicine thanks to its enormous medicinal properties, especially to relieve cold and flu symptoms, but what does science say about it?

Studies confirm what ancient wisdom already knew: elderberry possesses anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, making it a popular ingredient in syrups for sore throats and a remedy for respiratory tract inflammation. Additionally, elderberry's rich content of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins, aids in strengthening our immune system and combating viruses responsible for colds and flu.

In essence, elderberry supplements provide a natural boost, empowering our bodies to better defend against harmful pathogens.

Elderberry syrups from the store usually have sugar, flavorings and preservatives, so why do we want to buy that, when we can make this homemade syrup that we can also drink as a delicious medicinal soda.

Ingredients

2 cups dried elderberries (Find them here)

4 cups of water

1 tsp grated ginger

2 cinnamon sticks (ceylon preferred)

1 tsp whole cloves

1 star anise

3 tbsp dried rosehip (find them here)

Honey (Manuka is an excellent option, optional)

Directions

Step 1

Place the elderberries and water in a pot and cook over low heat with the lid half uncovered until the liquid reduces by half.

Step 2

Strain the preparation and return the liquid to the pot.

Step 3

Add the grated ginger, cinnamon, cloves, star anise and rosehip.

Step 4

Bring to a boil over medium heat for 5 minutes and, without uncovering the pot, turn off the heat and let it infuse until the liquid cools.

Step 5

Strain the preparation and add honey to taste (if it is Manuka honey, even better!)

Step 6

Place your syrup in a glass jar or bottle and refrigerate for up to 3 months.

Step 7

To consume it, you can take a tablespoon directly or you can put it in a glass and top it off with sparkling water and turn this delicious syrup into a medicinal soda.

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