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A Bottle of Elderberry Syrup with dried elderberries around

Elderberry Syrup

Homemade Elderberry Syrup is a natural remedy for cold, flu, seasonal allergies, and asthma. Elderberry syrup contains potent immune-boosting compounds that have been shown to help shorten cold and flu days and the severity of symptoms . Follow this easy elderberry syrup recipe below to keep your family healthy this year. 
Author Amy


  • 1/2 cup dried elderberries
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup local or raw honey I chose local to get the allergy relief benefits
  • 2/3 cup Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar


  • Fill a pot with water and dried elderberries. Bring to a boil and let boil for 30 minutes. Take off heat and mash elderberries up well (I used a potato masher). Strain out the liquid into a separate bowl using cheese cloth, a coffee filter, or something similar. Once strained, add honey to the elderberry liquid and stir well. Then, add apple cider vinegar. Place in a jar and put in the fridge for up 2 months or in the freezer up to 6 months.


To use:
Adults: 1 Tbs a day. During an illness you can take this every few hours. Children: 1/2- 1 tsp a day. You can take this straight or mix it with some water. If you're using this as a flu/cold medicine, you can take the same dose, but every hour instead of just once a day.