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