Since it is back to school time for many of us, and fall is soon on the way, surely to follow will be lots of coughs, sniffles and sneezes. This is a simple "how to make your own home made, effective cough syrup" that is also quite a potent immune system booster. You'll find this syrup to be so yummy that you will want to use it all the time and toddlers/kids and adults really love it too. It is a great preventative herbal remedy. Let's get started...
What you need:
1. 1/2 cup dried elderberries (or fresh or frozen but increase to to one cup)
2. 5 cloves
3. 1 cinnamon stick
4. 1 tbs grated fresh ginger
5. 2 cups water
6. 1 cup raw local honey
Put all the ingredients #1-5 above into a small saucepan, cover and bring to boil. Once boiling reduce heat to a slow simmer thereby reducing the liquid by half. It will take 1/2 hour or less. Remove the saucepan from the heat, and then strain/sqeeze the liquid into a glass bowl or jar. Add the honey to the strained liquid and stir it slowly and let cool for about 30 minutes before storing.
Be sure it is stored in a well sealed glass jar in the refrigerator because syrups do not have a long shelf life, only lasting around 2 weeks. So only make small batches such as this at a time.
• Small children ages 1-3: 1/2 to 1 teaspoon 1-3 times/day (*never ever give children under 1 year old honey of any kind).
• Children ages 4-12: 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon 1-3 times/day
• Children 13 + adults: 1 to 2 tablespoons 1-3 times/day
Non toxic, very safe and effective in reducing coughs and duration of colds, flu and other similar ailments.
I hope that you enjoyed learning how to make your own elderberry syrup. Please share this with your friends, and please do not hesitate to contact me on my Facebook page with any questions on this topic.
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