The temperature differences especially in spring and fall can take a toll on the system. Leaving you more susceptible to flu viruses. Using elderberry syrup for month around these times can help you keep your immune system stronger.
I make a half gallon (recipe doubled) for my family each March and September. One once each day is great insurance to avoid down time.
1 cups dried elderberries
1 ½ inches cinnamon stick
5-10 clove buds (optional)
1/2 gallon water.
¼ – ⅔ cup honey
Add dried herbs to water in large pot.
Simmer until less than half liquid left, strain, cool and add honey to taste( ¼ – ½ cup is where I start). Keep in refrigerator for up to 3 months, in glass jar that is covered.