1/2 cup dried organic Elderberries (Amazon) or 1 cup fresh
3 cups Water
1/2 cup Raw Honey
Directions: Bring water to a boil in a saucepan, add in Elderberries and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 30-45 minutes or until liquid has reduced by half. Let the syrup cool and then strain through a fine mesh sieve, cheesecloth or muslin. Add in honey once cool and stir.
Store in a jar in the fridge. Keeps for 2-3 months. Can also freeze.
Dosage: For prevention – 1 tbsp daily for adults, 1 tsp daily for kids over 1 year. For illness remedy – 1 tbsp every 2-3 hours for adults. 1 tsp every 2-3 hours for kids over 1 year.
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