Are you braced for the 2013 edition of cold and flu season? The Wellness Wednesday theme for October is immunity!
One of my favourite immune boosters is elderberry syrup. It’s effective and it tastes delicious. Elderberry syrup contains lots of flavonoids and antioxidants, and addresses all flu symptoms (fever, head/body aches, cough, etc).
I make mine by simmering 1/2 cup dried elderberries, 1 Tbsp. chopped, fresh ginger, and 2 cups water for about 20 minutes. After removing from heat, I strain out the solids and stir in 1 cup raw honey. I pour the mixture into a glass jar or bottle and store it in the fridge.
We take about 1 Tbsp of syrup a day when the flu is going around, and about 4 Tbsp a day if we’re actually sick.
Mountain Rose Herbs demonstrates how to make elderberry syrup in this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOYzWyFGkqM