Homemade Elderberry Syrup

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This recipe for Homemade Elderberry Syrup comes from Hedgerow Medicine, by Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal.

Fresh Elderberries, Elderberries for Homemade Elderberry Syrup
Farm-Fresh Elderberries

If you can find your own farm-fresh elderberries, this is a simple recipe you can use to make homemade elderberry syrup. Unlike many elderberry syrups on the market, this recipe (along with our very own Elderberry Syrup) tastes great! Using only 5 natural ingredients and no preservatives, this syrup is a healthy home remedy your family will appreciate.


Ripe elderberries

Muscovado sugar

1 stick of cinnamon


Slices of lemon

Making Homemade Elderberry Syrup

Put ripe elderberries into a large saucepan, with half of the volume being water. Simmer and stir for twenty minutes. Allow to cool, then squeeze out the juice using a jelly bag or fruit press.

Measure the juice, and for every 500ml of juice add 250g muscovado sugar, one stick of cinnamon, a few cloves and a few slices of lemon. Sim­mer for 20 minutes, then strain and pour while hot into sterilized bottles.

Elderberry Syrup Dose: Take 1 teaspoonful every few hours for colds and the flu, or use it as a cordial and add boiling water to taste for a hot drink.

3 thoughts on “Homemade Elderberry Syrup

  1. A very interesting wealth of information about elderberry. I just learned about this natural antioxidant. I am going to try it to see how my health improves. JAC

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