2/3 cup elderberry juice
3 1/2 cups water 2 TBS. ground ginger
1 TSP. cinnamon
1/2 TSP. ground cloves (optional)
1 cup raw localhoney
Place all ingredients except honey into sauce pan. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, then reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 45 minutes until volume is reduced to about half. Remove from heat & let cool. When no longer hot mix in honey & stir thoroughly. Put honey into jars & seal.
Take 2 TBS once a day for immunity to allergens. If sick with virus or flu take several times per day.
Builds up your immune system to local allergies & chest viruses.
Shake before using to mix honey as it sinks to bottom of jar.
Feel free to send the $$$ you save on doctors to me:)
Argue for your limitations and they are yours forever.
I was banished to the 'dweeb chair' during my last cold when my sister advised me to make some elderberry tea. I was stoked to tell her there was a bush right out in the front yard. When I called her again ready to make the brew, I asked her how many leaves I should use per cup.......
....didn't think I'd need the berries..... small detail.
“The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.”― Albert Einstein
No viruses better try and bother Greg Martin this fall/winter!
I just finished up a batch of elderberry syrup per the recipe in Alicia's book....I didn't see yours before making this Mike, but it's relatively similar. I had a bit left over that went into a glass with a shot of vodka and then topped off with ginger ale....very nice way to start my virus defense. I'm guessing that this much syrup would have cost me something like $400 at the health food store. Should have enough for flue season!
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