Thankfully, there are some delicious ways to support your immune system and help to alleviate colds and flu. Think elderberry syrup, or herbal infused honey.
This isn’t medicine, y’all, this is real food that nourishes your body and helps it to fight colds and flu and stay healthy (and it’s yummy on ice cream, too).
And with herbal honey you’re also getting the anti-bacterial properties of the raw honey.
The method for making elderberry infused honey, or any other herbal infused honey is exactly the same.
Herbal Infused Honey
Before we get to the simple recipe for elderberry honey, here are a few other ideas for making herbal infused honey:
For a natural antihistamine, use dried pine needles.
To help fight inflammation, use dried turmeric root.
To soothe a cough, try sage.
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Using Dehydrated Elderberries in Honey
- Place the elderberries and the cinnamon stick in a 1 cup mason jar.
- Pour the raw honey over the berries and cinnamon. Stir together.
- Place the lid tightly on the jar and allow the jar to sit in a warm spot for at least a week. Turn the jar over once a day.
- Place your jar in hot water (not over 110°) to soften the honey, and then strain to remove the elderberries and cinnamon. Enjoy over ice cream, in tea, or even in salad dressing.
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