Elderberry syrup is a must if you are looking for Eco-friendly products to take the place of all those stale bottles of cold & flu medicine in your cupboard!
I don’t know about you, but I hate the idea of putting pharmaceuticals in my body. Just a thought of chasing down an aspirin with red number 40 flavored cough syrup makes me want to gag.
Now, that’s not to say I’m an expert on homeopathic remedies…
… That’s why I love having knowledgeable friends!
But I digress…
The other day Jeff got me hip to an awesome all-natural remedy for the common cold. The timing couldn’t be better since this is the time of year I normally get sick; and you already know how I feel about pharmaceuticals.
The Truth About Elderberry Syrup
Elderberries have been a folk remedy for centuries in North America, Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa.
elderberry syrup was even used in the Panama flu outbreak of 1995. So needless to say, it has a pretty solid track record.
The first thing that stuck out to me about this elderberry syrup recipe (besides it’s track record) is its simplicity. The second thing without cheap was to make! Had I bought this at a health food store this would’ve easily run me at least $15.
Elderberry Syrup Recipe
Here’s the ingredients list:
- 2 cups distilled water
- 2 oz of dried elderberries (preferably organic)
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon dried ginger root
- 4 oz of food grade vegetable glycerin
- 2 cups of honey
But, as with most things in life, the secret is not in the ingredients but what you do with them. To get the instructions and directions for use, go and visit the Eco-Snobbery Sucks article at: