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Supercharged Homemade Elderberry Syrup

Add other wild-foraged or purchased herbs to your homemade elderberry syrup to make it even more effective.
Cook Time1 hr


  • 1 cup fresh or frozen elderberries or 1/2 cup dried
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger chopped
  • 1 - 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 - 6 whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon rose hips, barberries, juniper berries, dried elderflower any or all of these, optional
  • 1 cup raw honey


  • Combine all but the raw honey in a pot and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer for about an hour. Remove from heat and mash the berries.
  • Remove the berries and other ingredients by straining. Cool to room temperature.
  • Add the raw honey and stir until dissolved. Be sure to not add the honey while the decoction is still hot so as not to destroy the enzymes present in the raw honey.
  • Refrigerate. Take 1 tablespoon per day to support your immune system.